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By Martin Bernal

ISBN-10: 0099887800

ISBN-13: 9780099887805

Classical civilisation, Martin Bernal argues, has deep roots in Afro-Asiatic cultures. yet those Afro-Asiatic impacts were systematically neglected, denied, or suppressed because the eighteenth century - mainly for racist purposes.

The well known view is that Greek civilisation was once the results of the conquest of a worldly yet vulnerable local inhabitants by way of lively Indo-European speakers--or Aryans--from the North. however the Classical Greeks, Bernal argues, knew not anything of this "Aryan model." they didn't see their political associations, technological know-how, philosophy, or faith as unique, yet quite as derived from the East in most cases, and Egypt specifically.

Black Athena is a three-volume paintings. quantity 1 concentrates at the an important interval among 1785 and 1850, which observed the Romantic and racist response to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, and the consolidation of Northern growth into different continents.

In an unparalleled journey de strength, Bernal makes significant hyperlinks among a variety of parts and disciplines--drama poetry, fable, theological controversy, esoteric faith, philosophy, biography, language, historic narrative, and the emergence of "modern scholarship."

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