Egypt vs. Greece and the American Academy

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Debating the development of civilization in Egypt and Greece, this collection of essays explores European misconceptions of African history. Featuring contributions from some of the top scholars in African American studies, this book analyzes the inconsistencies erupting from academic and Eurocentric reports on ancient culture. It explores such questions as If the pyramids were built in 2800 B.C. and Greek civilization began around 700 B.C., how could the Greeks have contributed or taught Africans math and ...

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Overview

Debating the development of civilization in Egypt and Greece, this collection of essays explores European misconceptions of African history. Featuring contributions from some of the top scholars in African American studies, this book analyzes the inconsistencies erupting from academic and Eurocentric reports on ancient culture. It explores such questions as If the pyramids were built in 2800 B.C. and Greek civilization began around 700 B.C., how could the Greeks have contributed or taught Africans math and science? and If the Greeks built pyramids in Egypt, why did they not build a few in Greece?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780913543771
  • Publisher: African American Images
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 827,276
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Molefi Kete Asante, a professor of African American studies at Temple University, created the first African American studies department offering a doctorate degree. He has written more than 30 books, including The Egyptian Philosophers and AfrocentricityAma Mazama is a professor of African American studies at Temple University. They both live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
A Discourse on Cultural and Social Knowledge 1
Locating The Eurocentric Assumptions about African History 7
Toward an African Historiography 25
Critiquing the Critics: Advancing the Paradigm 37
The Myth of the Immaculate Conception of Western Civilization 51
In and Out of Africa: Misreading Afrocentricity 67
Preserving the Eurosupremacist Myth 91
Ancient Afrocentric History and the Genetic Model 121
Thales of Miletus and Egypt 165
In the Final Analysis: Defending the Paradigm 179
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    This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a l


    This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a lot and seriously recommend that everyone read it!

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