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Africa and Africans in antiquity /
edited by Edwin M. Yamauchi.
imprint
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2001.
description
xv, 324 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0870135074 (alk. paper)
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East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2001.
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0870135074 (alk. paper)
contents note
Afroasiatic / Carleton T. Hodge -- Egypt and Nubia : Old, Middle, and New Kingdom eras / Frank J. Yurco -- Egypt and the Kushites : Dynasty XXV / Edna R. Russmann -- The Kingdom of Meroe / Stanley M. Burstein -- The BallaƱa kingdom and culture : twilight of classical Nubia / William Y. Adams -- The Berbers of the Maghreb and ancient Carthage / Reuben G. Bullard -- An archaeological survey of the Cyrenaican and Marmarican regions of northeast Africa / Donald White -- Attitudes towards Blacks in the Greek and Roman world : misinterpretations of the evidence / Frank M. Snowden, Jr. -- Some remarks on the processes of state formation in Egypt and Ethiopia / Kathryn A. Bard and Rodolfo Fattovich -- Colonizing the past : origin myths of the great Zimbabwe ruins / Maynard W. Swanson.
general note
Revision of papers originally presented at a conference on "Africa and Africans in Antiquity" on Mar. 1-2, 1991, at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
catalogue key
4549424
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Africa and Africans in Antiquity assesses recent historical research and archaeology under way in Egypt, North Africa, the Sudan, and the Horn of Africa. Whereas many European and American scholars of earlier generations believed that Egyptian contacts with Africa to the south were not culturally significant, research contained in this important collection rejects such notions. At the same time, the volume takes issue with Afrocentric scholars who argue that most Egyptians were 'black' and that blacks are the rightful heirs to Egypt's past grandeur. These ten thought-provoking essays demonstrate that this large region was an ethnic and cultural mosaic in antiquity, a place where Phoenicians, Berbers, Greeks, as well as Egyptians and Nubians interacted.
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Africa and Africans in Antiquity assesses recent historical research and archaeology in Egypt, North Africa, the Sudan, and the Horn of Africa. These ten thought-provoking essays demonstrate that this large region was an ethnic and cultural mosaic in antiquity, a place where Phoenicians, Berbers, Greeks, as well as Egyptians and Nubians interacted.
Unpaid Annotation
Africa and Africans in Antiquity assesses recent historical research and archaeology under way in Egypt, North Africa, the Sudan, and the Horn of Africa. These ten thought-provoking essays demonstrate that this large region was an ethnic and cultural mosaic in antiquity, a place where Phoenicians, Berbers, Greeks, as well as Egyptians and Nubians interacted.
Table of Contents
Abbreviationsp. ix
Figuresp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Afroasiaticp. 15
Egypt and Nubia: Old, Middle, and New Kingdom Erasp. 28
Egypt and the Kushites: Dynasty XXVp. 113
The Kingdom of Meroep. 132
The Ballana Kingdom and Culture: Twilight of Classical Nubiap. 159
The Berbers of the Maghreb and Ancient Carthagep. 180
An Archaeological Survey of the Cyrenaican and Marmarican Regions of Northeast Africap. 210
Attitudes towards Blacks in the Greek and Roman World: Misinterpretations of the Evidencep. 246
Some Remarks on the Processes of State Formation in Egypt and Ethiopiap. 276
Colonizing the Past: Origin Myths of the Great Zimbabwe Ruinsp. 291
List of Contributorsp. 321
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