Nile Valley Civilizations: Second Edition

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Nile Valley Civilizations brings together the latest research on the Nile Valley changing long-standing notions about who created Nile Valley civilizations, what they achieved, and their impact on Africa and the world. The authors take an "Afrocentric" in contrast to a "Eurocentric" perspective in their studies of the birthplace of civilization. They show the Nile Valley civilizations to be a source of science and philosophy, as part of the Judeo-Chris-tian heritage, and as influences on ancient America and Asia,...

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Nile Valley Civilizations brings together the latest research on the Nile Valley changing long-standing notions about who created Nile Valley civilizations, what they achieved, and their impact on Africa and the world. The authors take an "Afrocentric" in contrast to a "Eurocentric" perspective in their studies of the birthplace of civilization. They show the Nile Valley civilizations to be a source of science and philosophy, as part of the Judeo-Chris-tian heritage, and as influences on ancient America and Asia, shedding new light on neglected realities of history.

Contents and Contributors: Charles S. Finch, "The Nile Valley Conference: New Light on Kamitic Studies"; Andrew Young, "Foreword"; Hugh M. Gloster, "Address to the Readers"; Lawrence Edward Carter, "African Civilizations as Cornerstone for the Oikoumene"; Ivan Van Sertima, "Africa: Cradle of Humanity"; Cheikh Anta Diop, "Nile Valley Civilizations: A Dynastic Overview"; Bruce Williams, "The Lost Pharoahs of Nubia"; Leg-rand Clegg II, "Rulers of the Golden Age"; Cheikh Anta Diop, "Africa's Contribution to World Civilization: The Exact Sciences"; John Pappademos, "The Newtonian Synthesis in Physical Science and Its Roots in the Nile Valley"; Beatrice Lumpkin, "Mathematics and Engineering in the Nile Valley"; Na'im Akbar, "Nile Valley Origins of the Science of the Mind"; Richard D. King, "The Symbolism of the Crown in Ancient Egypt"; Asa G. Hilliard III, "Kamitic Concepts in Education"; Charles B. Copher, "Egypt and Ethiopia in the Old Testament"; Charles S. Finch, "The Kamitic Concept of Christianity"; Runoko Rashidi, "Nile Valley Presence in Asian Antiquity"; Ivan Van Sertima, "Nile Valley Presence in America B.C."; Ivan Van Sertima, "Mexico Revisited."

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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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