You simply cannot celebrate anything about Black History without remembering the pioneering work done by the great Cheikh Anta Diop, the. Cheikh Anta Diop was a great Senegalese historian, anthropologist, philosopher, physicist and politician. He should be considered as one of. Cheikh Anta Diop, The African Origin of Civilization. Myth or Reality. Edited and Translated by Mercer Cook. Lawrence Hill and Co., New York.

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A classic by any measure, this book is a pillar in aftican library of any serious minded African revolutionary or interested party. Sep 19, X-Man Francis rated it it was amazing. Get to Know Us. Pythagorean mathematics, the theory of the four elements of Thales of Miletus, Epicurean materialism, Platonic idealism, Judaism Islam, and modern science are rooted in Egyptian cosmology and science.

He was able to determine their melanin content accurately, and later published his technique and methodology for the melanin dosage test in scholarly journals.

Europe was ostensibly less advanced than Africa in the fourteenth century – and any accounts from outsiders Arabs, Portuguese point to Africans being generally just people. I know that in a way, a meaningful way, the objector is right, because in this volume CAD concludes with touching optimism that accurate or authentic objective anthropology will triumph, racism will be over!

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He was also t he only African student of his generation to have received a training in egyptology. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. In my opinion it will be well worth the effort! Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

Tremendous amount of information within these pages. Packed full of facts, from a range of sources, ancient, contemporary archeological, linguistical, the development of societies, and Fhe culture. Diop showed above all that European archaeologists before and after the decolonization had understated and continued to understate the extent and possibility of Black civilizations.

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Diop had used more contemporary names of the ancient people and their location. European scholars attempted to find totemism among European peoples in an effort to support the position that the ancient Egyptians were ancient Whites.

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The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality by Cheikh Anta Diop

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Definitely a must read for anyone interested in African History. Aug 13, Tracey rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Yurco note that among peoples outside Civiliation, the Nubians were closest ethnically to the Egyptians, shared the same culture in the predynastic period, and used the same pharaonoic political structure.

This book is one of the great items to have in any ones library the needs to educate them selves on the the African history and to educate their children, I will recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of the great African Land. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Sorry it took so long to read. Open Preview See a Problem? He doesn’t shy away from criticism or from acknowledging that viop gaps need to be filled in. What Diop did not say is perhaps even more important.


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This read is a re-read after forty years. InDiop managed to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Egyptians were Black people. Diop was able to dissect every piece of the argument and really shows what the African origin really is. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly orgiin your browser.

Aug 19, miskcufdog rated it it was amazing. There are illustrations showing black and brown Nubians and others showing brown and black Egyptians. Egyptians have a wide range of variation, and range from Mediterranean to sub-Saharan African morphological characteristics.