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Title:
Egypt vs. Greece and the American academy : [the debate over the birth of civilization]
Author:
Asante, Molefi Kete, 1942-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : African American Images, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
v, 186 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780913543771
Format :
Book

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Central Library DT61 .E39 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

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?


Author Notes

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 Afrocentricity . Ama Mazama is a professor of African American studies at Temple University. They both live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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