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Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics

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Description for Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics Paperback. Bernal's response to criticisms to his 1987 book, 'BLACK ATHENA', which argued for an Afro-Asiatic origin for Greek civilisation. Editor(s): Moore, David Chioni. Num Pages: 576 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; HBG; HBJD; HBLA; JFSL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 236 x 156 x 36. Weight in Grams: 828.
In Black Athena Writes Back Martin Bernal responds to the passionate debates set off by the 1987 publication of his book Black Athena. Producing a shock wave of reaction from scholars, Black Athena argued that the development of Greek civilization was heavily influenced by Afroasiatic civilizations. Moreover, Bernal asserted that this knowledge had been deliberately obscured by the rampant racism of nineteenth-century Europeans who could not abide the notion that Greek society—for centuries recognized as the originating culture of Europe—had its origins in Africa and Southwest Asia.
The subsequent rancor among classicists over Bernal’s theory and accusations was picked ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Publisher
Duke University Press United States
Number of pages
576
Condition
New
Number of Pages
576
Place of Publication
North Carolina, United States
ISBN
9780822327172
SKU
V9780822327172
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About Martin Bernal
Martin Bernal is Professor of Government and Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University. The first two volumes of Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (“I: The Fabrication of Ancient Greece, 1785–1985”; and “II: The Archaeological and Documentary Evidence”) have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, French, and Swedish and will soon be available in Greek and Japanese. ... Read more

Reviews for Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics
“Black Athena must be the most discussed book on the ancient history of the eastern Mediterranean world since the Bible. . . . [It] enjoys such continued attention because it raises important scholarly questions, and because it makes a difficult subject available to a large audience.”—Mario Liverani, in Black Athena Revisited “A fascinating and important debate. As a lay reader ... Read more

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