Black Athena Revisited / Edition 2

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Editorial Reviews

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Essential for scholars in this field.

Library Journal

A thorough treatment . . . . Bernal can certainly not claim that his work has been unnoticed by academia.

Jasper Griffin, New York Review of Books

From the Publisher
Essential for scholars in this field.

Library Journal

A thorough treatment . . . . Bernal can certainly not claim that his work has been unnoticed by academia.

Jasper Griffin, New York Review of Books

Library Journal
Two classical scholars at Wellesley College have edited a collection of 20 articles, all attacking Martin Bernal's controversial interpretation of classical culture, Black Athena (Vol. 1, LJ 12/87; Vol 2, Rutgers Univ. Pr. 1991). The authors, experts in a variety of disciplines, including archaeology and linguistics as well as history and classics, criticize Bernal's two central contentionsthat ancient Greek thought and culture derived largely from Egypt and that 19th-century scholars hid this fact for racist reasons. These arguments, claim Bernal's critics, are based largely on bad scholarship and ideological agendas. Given the technical nature of the essays, this is not appropriate for general readers, but it is essential for scholars in the field.Anthony O. Edmonds, Ball State Univ., Muncie, Ind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807845554
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 4/29/1996
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 1.22 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary R. Lefkowitz is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College. She is author of Not Out of Africa and coeditor of Women's Life in Greece and Rome.

Guy MacLean Rogers, professor of Greek and Latin and history at Wellesley College, is author of The Sacred Identity of Ephesos: Foundation Myths of a Roman City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2006

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    An ethnically driven rebuttal of a wonderful thesis which had its errors. Lefkowitz should be ashamed, and those who will take her words at face value should note their acceptance of a seconday source.

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