History in Black: African-Americans in Search of an Ancient Past

History in Black: African-Americans in Search of an Ancient Past

by Yaacov Shavit

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History in Black: African-Americans in Search of an Ancient Past by Yaacov Shavit

The development of Afrocentric historical writing is explored in this study which traces this recording of history from the Hellenistic-Roman period to the 19th century. Afrocentric writers are depicted as searching for the unique primary source of "culture" from one period to the next. Such passing on of cultural traits from the "ancient model" from the classical period to the origin of culture in Egypt and Africa is shown as being a product purely of creative history.

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ISBN-13: 9780714682167
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/03/2001
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.90(d)

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