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African Athena: New Agendas

Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon

Abstract

The appearance of Martin Bernal's Black Athena: The Afro-Asian Roots of Classical Civilization in 1987 sparked intense debate and controversy in Africa, Europe, and North America. His detailed genealogy of the ‘fabrication of Greece’ and his claims for the influence of ancient African and Near Eastern cultures on the making of classical Greece, questioned many intellectuals' assumptions about the nature of ancient history. The transportation of enslaved African persons into Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean, brought African and diasporic African people into contact in significant numbers ... More

Keywords: Martin Bernal, Africa, Europe, North America, Near Eastern cultures, classical Greece, African diaspora, Euro-African constructions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199595006
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Orrells, editor
Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick

Gurminder K. Bhambra, editor
Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Warwick

Tessa Roynon, editor
Tutor in English, University of Oxford

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