Black Athena Revisited

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Author: Mary R. Lefkowitz,Guy MacLean Rogers

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620324

Category: History

Page: 544

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Was Western civilization founded by ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians? Can the ancient Egyptians usefully be called black? Did the ancient Greeks borrow religion, science, and philosophy from the Egyptians and Phoenicians? Have scholars ignored the Afroasiatic roots of Western civilization as a result of racism and anti-Semitism? 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. The contributors are: John Baines, professor of Egyptology, University of Oxford Kathryn A. Bard, assistant professor of archaeology, Boston University C. Loring Brace, professor of anthropology and curator of biological anthropology in the Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan John E. Coleman, professor of classics, Cornell University Edith Hall, lecturer in classics, University of Reading, England Jay H. Jasanoff, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Linguistics, Cornell University Richard Jenkyns, fellow and tutor, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and university lecturer in classics, University of Oxford Mary R. Lefkowitz, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Wellesley College Mario Liverani, professor of ancient near eastern history, Universita di Roma, 'La Sapienza' Sarah P. Morris, professor of classics, University of California at Los Angeles Robert E. Norton, associate professor of German, Vassar College Alan Nussbaum, associate professor of classics, Cornell University David O'Connor, professor of Egyptology and curator in charge of the Egyptian section of the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania Robert Palter, Dana Professor Emeritus of the History of Science, Trinity College, Connecticut Guy MacLean Rogers, associate professor of Greek and Latin and history, Wellesley College Frank M. Snowden, Jr., professor of classics emeritus, Howard University Lawrence A. Tritle, associate professor of history, Loyola Marymount University Emily T. Vermeule, Samuel E. Zemurray, Jr., and Doris Zemurray Stone-Radcliffe Professor Emerita, Harvard University Frank J. Yurco, Egyptologist, Field Museum of Natural History and the University of Chicago

Heresy in the University

The Black Athena Controversy and the Responsibilities of American Intellectuals

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Author: Jacques Berlinerblau

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813525884

Category: Education

Page: 288

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One of the most controversial books to come out of the academy in the last fifteen years is Martin Bernal's Black Athena. It has been a true cause celebre. Afrocentrists have both praised the book and claimed that Bernal stole from the work of black scholars to create his study of the Afroasiastic roots of classical civilization. Classicists feel passionately about what they perceive as an attack from an outsider on the origins not only of ancient Greece but of their own discipline. It seems that everyone has something to say about the book; the question is how many really understand it. In Heresy in the University, Jacques Berlinerblau provides an exegesis of the contents of Black Athena, making it accessible to a wider audience. As he clarifies and restates Bernal's opus, Berlinerblau identifies Bernal's flaws in reasoning and gaps in evidence. He cuts to the heart of Bernal's prose, singling out the key points of Bernal's argument, explaining and arranging them in a cogent manner. Berlinerblau addresses the critics' really important objections, including his own, and links each of them to the appropriate substantive argument in Black Athena. He goes beyond simple summary and exposition to present the underlying --stated and unstated--agendas of Bernal and his critics. Ultimately, he exposes both sides and asks what the flawed reasoning from all concerned reveals about the stakes in this key academic dispute and what that, in turn, says about the modern academy. Jacques Berlinerblau is an assistant professor and director of Judaic studies at Hofstra University.

Black Athena Writes Back

Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics

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Author: Martin Bernal

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822327172

Category: History

Page: 550

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Responds to the debates set off by the author's 1987 publication of "Black Athena," arguing that Greek civilization was heavily influence by Afroasiatic cultures, and provides additional information to support the thesis while lashing out against the inherent racism of traditional scholarship.

Die Einkreisung

Der Roman zur Netflix-Serie

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Author: Caleb Carr

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641185416

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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Das Psychogramm eines Mörders New York 1896: Unter Polizeichef Theodore Roosevelt kommt es zu einem grauenvollen Mord, der sich als Teil einer ganzen Mordserie erweist. Mit den Ermittlungen wird Dr. Kreisler beauftragt, ein Vorläufer Sigmund Freuds. Gegen erbitterte Widerstände gelingt es ihm, mittels eines detaillierten Psychogramms den Mörder einzukreisen.

Black Athena Comes of Age

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Author: Wim M. J. van Binsbergen

Publisher: Lit Verlag

ISBN: 9783825848088

Category: Social Science

Page: 367

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With the publication, in 1996, of the devastatingly critical Black Athena revisited (eds. Mary Lefkowitz & Guy MacLean Rogers) the impression was created that the Black Athena thesis had been conclusively refuted. However, the present collection has sought to restore the balance. Bernal himself has contributed three innovative and illuminating pieces to the collection, responding to critics, systematising his linguistic claims, and applying the Black Athena thesis to sub-Saharan Africa. By offering answers to the above questions, the collection has sought to take the international debate to the next, constructive phase. It shows that incisive and multifarious criticism of Bernal's position and methods is necessary and often justified. Yet at the turn of the 21st century, the formulation of a non-Eurocentric, multicentric model of global cultural history is of vital importance. It is here that Martin Bernal shows the way as none before him. Specifically his vision's implications for sub-Saharan Africa constitute a major intellectual challenge. Stressing massive intercontinental interactions and vital global contributions of the African peoples, they also invite us to redress the present-day negative image of Africa. Black Athena Alive was first published in 1997 under the title Black Athena Ten Years After (1997). An added chapter takes the discussion into the third millennium, and particularly reflects on Berlinerblau's (1999) sociological contribution to the debate (Heresy in the University).

Frühe semitische lehnwörter im Griechischen

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Author: Rafał Rosół

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631626214

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 310

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Das Buch wirft ein neues Licht auf die Frage der fruhen semitischen Lehnworter im Griechischen. Es untersucht ca. 400 griechische Worter auf einen moglichen semitischen Ursprung. Aus dieser Untersuchung ergibt sich, dass der von der mykenischen bis zum Ende der klassischen Zeit belegte griechische Wortschatz insgesamt 65 Worter mit plausiblen semitischen Etymologien umfasst. Hinzu kommen die Buchstabennamen phonizischer Herkunft und einige Worter, die zwar agyptischen oder iranischen Ursprungs sind, aber vermutlich durch Vermittlung einer semitischen Sprache ubernommen wurden. Bei uber 300 Wortern erwiesen sich die in der Forschung vorgeschlagenen semitischen Etymologien dagegen als unhaltbar."

Charlie Bone und das Geheimnis der sprechenden Bilder

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Author: Jenny Nimmo

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473383805

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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FOLGE DEM MAGISCHEN VERMÄCHTNIS DES ROTEN KÖNIGS. Charlie Bone ist ein ganz normaler Junge. Zumindest glaubt er das, bis plötzlich eines Tages ein Foto zu ihm spricht. Hocherfreut über die magische Gabe ihres Enkels, schickt Grandma Bone Charlie auf die Bloor-Akademie, eine Schule für außergewöhnlich begabte Kinder. Der Beginn eines haarsträubenden Abenteuers, in dem drei düstere Tanten, ein geheimnisvoller Kasten und ein verschwundenes Mädchen eine wichtige Rolle spielen.

Handbook of Black Librarianship

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Author: E. J. Josey,Marva L. DeLoach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810837201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 816

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E. J. Josey and Marva DeLoach have compiled a treasure trove of information about black librarianship. This volume includes history, statistics, and documentation of contemporary issues related both to African American participation in librarianship and to the organizations that they built to provide information resources for their people. Of interest to all librarians, bibliophiles, bibliographers, and students of American culture, this handbook fills a niche in American cultural history.

Black Athena

the Afroasiatic roots of classical civilization

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Author: Martin Bernal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 807

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Could Greek philosophy be rooted in Egyptian thought? Is it possible that the Pythagorean theory was conceived on the shores of the Nile and the Euphrates rather than in ancient Greece? In Black Athena, Martin Bernal calls into question two of the longest-established explanations for the origins of classical civilization. the Aryan Model, which is current today, claims that Greek culture arose as the result of the conquest from the north by Indo-European speakers, or "Aryans," of the native "pre-Hellenes." the Ancient Model, which was maintained in Classical Greece, held that the native population of Greece had initially been civilized by Egyptian and Phoenician colonists and that additional Near Eastern culture had been introduced to Greece by Greeks studying in Egypt and Southwest Asia. Bernal proposes a Revised Ancient Model, which suggests that classical civilization in fact had deep roots in Afro-asiatic cultures. This long-awaited third and final volume of the series is concerned with the linguistic evidence that contradicts the Aryan Model of ancient Greece. Bernal shows how nearly 40 percent of the Greek vocabulary has been plausibly derived from two Afro-asiatic languages-Ancient Egyptian and West Semitic. He also reveals how these derivations are not limited to matters of trade, but extended to the sophisticated language of politics, religion, and philosophy. This evidence, according to Bernal, confirms the fact that in Greece an Indo-European people was culturally dominated by speakers of Ancient Egyptian and West Semitic. Provocative, passionate, and colossal in scope, this volume caps a thoughtful rewriting of history that has been stirring academic and political controversy since the publication of the first volume.

Aus Mangel an Beweisen

Roman

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Author: Scott Turow

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364114857X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1959

Das Buch, das Scott Turow weltberühmt machte. Der Mord an einer Staatsanwältin erschüttert das Gerichtssystem. Ihr Kollege Rusty Sabich ermittelt in diesem undurchsichtigen Fall und wird im Laufe der Untersuchung selbst zum Angeklagten. Eine unheilvolle Verquickung von Politik und Recht – erfolgreich verfilmt mit Harrison Ford in der Hauptrolle.

»Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger!«

Meine Kindheit in Deutschland

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Author: Hans J. Massaquoi

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104002991

Category: History

Page: 416

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***Spannend wie ein Abenteuerroman*** Als Sohn einer weißen Mutter und eines schwarzen Vaters wächst Hans-Jürgen Massaquoi in großbürgerlichen Verhältnissen in Hamburg auf. Doch eines Tages verlässt der Vater das Land. Hans-Jürgen und seine Mutter bleiben zurück und ziehen in ein Arbeiterviertel. Als die Nazis die Macht übernehmen, verändert sich ihr Leben grundlegend ... Hans J. Massaquoi beschreibt in seiner außergewöhnlichen Autobiographie seine Kindheit und Jugend zwischen 1926 und 1948 als einer der wenigen schwarzen Deutschen in diesem Land.

Der Blackthorn-Code - Das Vermächtnis des Alchemisten

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Author: Kevin Sands

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342343032X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Verschwörungen, Intrigen, Gefahr der Da-Vinci-Code für Leser ab 11 »Verrate es niemandem.« Bis zu dieser rätselhaften Warnung war Christopher Rowe eigentlich zufrieden mit seinem Leben als Lehrling des Apothekermeisters und Alchemisten Benedict Blackthorn. Er hatte ein Dach über dem Kopf, sein Meister lehrte ihn nicht nur, wie man Mittel gegen Warzen herstellt, sondern auch, wie man verschlüsselte Botschaften knackt und Rätsel löst. Doch das alles ändert sich, als eine Serie mysteriöser Morde London heimsucht. Fast immer sind es Alchemisten, die getötet werden. Christopher spürt, dass sein Meister in Gefahr ist. Ihm bleibt nur wenig Zeit, die Mörder zu enttarnen und hinter ein Geheimnis zu kommen, das so mächtig ist, dass es die Welt zerstören ka!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--

Terrible Beauty: A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

The People and Ideas that Shaped the Modern Mind: A History

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Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178022673X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 848

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A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.

Wer begräbt SM?

Politik des Wissens und Soziologie der Macht in Afrika

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Author: David William Cohen,E. S. Atieno Odhiambo

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825850760

Category: Burial laws (Luo law)

Page: 191

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Geschichte der Philosophinnen

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Author: Gilles Ménage

Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787335277

Category: Philosophy

Page: 163

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Angesichts der bedeutenden Anzahl von Frauen, die Werke von beachtlicher philosophischer Qualität verfasst haben, ist es verwunderlich, dass diese Philosophinnen selbst in philosophiegeschichtlichen Veröffentlichungen jüngerer Zeit praktisch nicht mehr vorkommen; die wenigen Frauennamen, die bis in das späte 17. Jahrhundert Erwähnung fanden, sind heute fast völlig aus der Erinnerung getilgt. Wie präsent also waren Frauen eigentlich in der Philosophie? Der frühneuzeitliche Philologe Gilles Ménage leistet mit seiner Historia mulierum philosopharum einen wichtigen zeitgenössischen Beitrag zur Beantwortung dieser Frage. Ménages Doxographie war als Ergänzung zu den Leben und Meinungen berühmter Philosophen des Diogenes Laertius (PhB 674) gedacht. Dank gewissenhafter Forschung und philologischer Kompetenz gelingt es ihm trotz weniger umfangreichem Quellenmaterial, eine Reihe bruchstückhafter Informationen zusammenzuführen und durch die Kombination biographischer Daten mit kulturellen Erläuterungen ein Bild der Philosophinnen in ihrem intellektuellen Umkreis zu zeichnen. Die Darstellung erstreckt sich über beinahe 2500 Jahre und behandelt 65 Philosophinnen von den ältesten bis zu den jüngsten Denkerinnen, von ihren mythischen Anfängen bis hin zu ihren spätmittelalterlichen Vertreterinnen. In seinem nüchternen, anti-rhetorischen Stil folgt Ménage dem Beispiel des Diogenes Laertius, doch sind Informationen und Zeugnisse in Ménages Werk weitaus besser strukturiert, was sich etwa in der Ordnung der antiken Philosophinnen nach ihren jeweiligen Schulen niederschlägt. Die Stärke von Ménages Werk liegt in der Erschließung und Präsentation historischer Fakten zu Leben und Werk der im 17. Jahrhundert bekannten Philosophinnen, die somit auf den Platz in der Geschichte des abendländischen Denkens zurückkehren, der ihnen gebührt.

Leben und Tod im alten Ägypten

thebanische Privatgräber des Neuen Reiches

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Author: Sigrid Hodel-Hoenes

Publisher: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Abt. Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 256

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Lingua Franca

The Review of Academic Life

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Higher

Page: N.A

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Budhi

A Journal of Ideas and Culture

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Culture

Page: N.A

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