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African Presence In Early Europe

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Overview

This book places into perspective the role of the African in world civilization, in particular his little known contributions to the advancement of Europe. A major essay on the evolution of the Caucasoid discusses recent scientific discoveries of the African fatherhood of man and the shift towards albinism (dropping of pigmentation) by the Grimaldi African during an ice age (the Wurm Interstadial) in Europe. The debt owed to African and Arab Moors for certain inventions usually credited to the Renaissance is discussed, as well as the much earlier Afro-Egyptian influence on Greek science and philosophy. The book is divided into six parts: The First Europeans: African Presence in the Ancient Mediterranean Isles and Mainland Greece; Africans in the European Religious Hierarchy (madonnas, saints and popes); African Presence in Western Europe; African Presence in Northern Europe; African Presence in Eastern Europe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887386640
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1986
  • Series: Journal of African Civilizations
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 1,425,886
  • Product dimensions: 0.79 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ivan Van Sertima (1935-2009) was professor of African studies at Rutgers University. He was visiting professor at Princeton University and lectured at more than one hundred colleges and universities. He edited the Journal of African Civilizations, which has greatly changed the way in which African history and culture are taught and studied.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2002

    Well Rounded research and very informative

    This is another excellent masterpiece by ivan van sertima and the numerous contributors such as runoko rashidi, charles s.finch, professor scobie, martin bernal, asa g. hillard and others. this book goes through a dynamic cronology of the history of africans in europe and their contributionsm which is often overlooked and written out of history. the book has numerous amounts of pictorial evidence, a wealth of valid information, with sources to back it up. this books is strongly needed in all libraries.

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