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Overview

This work examines the debt owed by Europe to the Moors for the Renaissance and the significant role played by the African in the Muslim invasions of the Iberian peninsula. While it focuses mainly on Spain and Portugal, it also examines the races and roots of the original North African before the later ethnic mix of the blackamoors and tawny Moors in the medieval period. The study ranges from the Moor in the literature of Cervantes and Shakespeare to his profound influence upon Europe's university system and the diffusion via this system of the ancient and medieval sciences. The Moors are shown to affect not only European mathematics and map-making, agriculture and architecture, but their markets, their music and their machines. The ethnicity of the Moor is re-examined, as is his unique contribution, both as creator and conduit, to the first seminal phase of the industrial revolution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560005810
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 1.10 (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 25, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Golden Age Of The Moors

    This is a really cool book and i love dr. van sertima writing it is beautiful

    please read this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    Very good book on a subject that is not taught in American schoo

    Very good book on a subject that is not taught in American schools but should. The Moors contributed a lot to the arts, architecture and sciences in the area that is now southern Spain. They are a mixture of black North Africans, Berbers with Islam as their religion. They were not Arabs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2003

    perfect in a post 9-11 world

    This book shows that the muslim world contributed much to the civilizing of Europe especially during the Dark Ages when Europe was very backward.It is a perfect read in a post 9-11 world where many prejudices are directed toward the muslim world. Also this book highlights a very unknown topic a topic that Shakespeare himself knew and that is that many of the Moors were Black Africans

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    Posted April 15, 2009

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