The Resource Black Athena revisited, edited by Mary R. Lefkowitz & Guy MacLean Rogers

Black Athena revisited, edited by Mary R. Lefkowitz & Guy MacLean Rogers

Label
Black Athena revisited
Title
Black Athena revisited
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mary R. Lefkowitz & Guy MacLean Rogers
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this collection of twenty essays, leading scholars in a broad range of disciplines confront the claims made by Martin Bernal in Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization. In that work, Bernal proposed a radical reinterpretation of the roots of classical civilization, contending that ancient Greek culture derived from Egypt and Phoenicia and that European scholars have been biased against the notion of Egyptian and Phoenician influence on Western civilization. The contributors to this volume argue that Bernal's claims are exaggerated and in many cases unjustified
  • Topics covered include race and physical anthropology; the question of an Egyptian invasion of Greece; the origins of Greek language, philosophy, and science; and racism and anti-Semitism in classical scholarship. In the conclusion to the volume, the editors propose an entirely new scholarly framework for understanding the relationship between the cultures of the ancient Near East and Greece and the origins of Western civilization
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
938
Index
index present
LC call number
DF78
LC item number
.B54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Black Athena revisited, edited by Mary R. Lefkowitz & Guy MacLean Rogers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-504) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bernal's "blacks" and the afrocentrists
  • Frank M. Snowden, Jr.
  • Clines and clusters versus "race" : a test in ancient Egypt and the case of a death on the Nile
  • C. Loring Brace [and others]
  • Legacy of "Black Athena"
  • Sarah P. Morris
  • Aims and methods of "Black Athena"
  • John Baines
  • Egypt and Greece : the bronze age evidence
  • David O'Conner
  • "Black Athena" : an Egyptological review
  • Frank J. Yurco
  • Ancient Egyptians and the issue of race
  • Kathryn A. Bard
  • "Black Athena" : vision or dream of Greek origins?
  • Lawrence A. Tritle
  • When is a myth not a myth? : Bernal's "ancient model"
  • Edith Hall
  • Word games : the linguistic evidence in "Black Athena"
  • Jay H. Jasanoff and Alan Nussbaum
  • "Black Athena", afrocentrism, and the history of science
  • Robert Palter
  • World turned upside down
  • Emily T. Vermeule
  • Did Egypt shape the glory that was Greece?
  • John E. Coleman
  • Multiculturalism and the foundations of western civilization
  • Guy MacLean Rogers
  • Eighteenth-century historiography in "Black Athena"
  • Robert Palter
  • Tyranny of Germany over Greece? : Bernal, Herder, and the German appropriation of Greece
  • Robert E. Norton
  • Bernal and the nineteenth century
  • Richard Jenkyns
  • Bathwater and the baby
  • Mario Liverani
Control code
000011603690
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 522 pages
Isbn
9780807845554
Lccn
95008903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33418585
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32396551
  • ms33418585

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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