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Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology / Edition 1

Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology / Edition 1

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by Cheikh Anta Diop, Yaa-Lengi Meema Ngemi

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ISBN-10: 1556520484

ISBN-13: 9781556520488

Pub. Date: 04/28/1991

Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated

Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective.


Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective.

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Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
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1st ed
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures,
Foreword by John Henrik Clarke,
PART ONE: Paleontological Approach,
Chapter One: Prehistory: Race and History—Origin of Humanity and Racial Differentiation,
Chapter Two: Critical Review of the Most Recent Theses on the Origin of Humanity,
Chapter Three: The Myth of Atlantis Restored to Historical Science through Radiocarbon Analysis,
Chapter Four: Latest Discoveries on the Origin of Egyptian Civilization,
PART TWO: Laws Governing the Evolution of Societies: Motor of History in Societies of AMP and the Greek City-State,
Chapter Five: Clanic and Tribal Organization,
Chapter Six: Structure of Kinship at the Clanic and Tribal Stage,
Chapter Seven: Race and Social Classes,
Chapter Eight: Birth of the Different Types of States,
Chapter Nine: Revolutions in History: Causes and Conditions for Success and Failure,
Chapter Ten: The Different Revolutions in History,
Chapter Eleven: Revolution in the Greek City-States: Comparison with AMP States,
Chapter Twelve: Characteristics of Political and Social African Structures and Their Effect on Historical Movement,
Chapter Thirteen: Critical Review of the Latest Theses on the AMP,
PART THREE: Cultural Identity,
Chapter Fourteen: How to Define Cultural Identity?,
Chapter Fifteen: Toward a Method for an Approach to Intercultural Relations,
PART FOUR: Africa's Contribution to Humanity in Sciences and in Philosophy,
Chapter Sixteen: Africa's Contribution: Sciences,
Chapter Seventeen: Does an African Philosophy Exist?,
Chapter Eighteen: Greek Vocabulary of Black-African Origin,

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book 17yrs ago and was so amazed at our ignorances of our own history. It needs to be read by all of us. Civilization started with us the people of Africa. Mr Diop speaks the truth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All one has to do is to read this great piece of literary work to see what Diop is talking about. For thousands of years we have been cheated and lied to about our history, it is only through research that the truth prevails. There has never been a positive book about African history untill African history is written by it's own...the African...Thank you Diop for daring to do what no man has ever done before. From the very onset of written history, the black has always been depicted as a simpleton, someone incapable of thinking for himself, someone dependent on 'massa' for dear life. Cheikh Anta Diop not only dispels these lies, he also brought to light the truth about black history...the glorious history of our ancestors from time unknown. Reading the book is so uplifting and so educating that one has to read it to experience our history. It is only normal to receive criticism on this wonderful piece. It is with great difficulty and pain that 'they' have to respond to save face. Even though Dr Cheikh Anta Diop is no more with us, his writings will do the talking. To all people of African decent, please read this book and find out what you have never been thought in school. To all the negative critics that hate to see anything positive about black people I'd say...EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT!!.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading this book it leave no doubt who the orginal egyptains were before thier country was invaded. It also answer the question where the Greek went to school and learned philosphy. There will be a lots of negative feedback regarding this wonderful book, it is time for people to start being honsest and accept the truth, which is clearly stated in this book. It is unfortunate that the great professor is not present to defend himself. This book is for those of us who are open minded and are willing to accept the truth about history. I would give this book 10 stars. Professor Diop did an excellent job using graphs and symbols to enchance this wondeerful book.