Black Athena The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization - The Fabrication of Ancient Greece, 1785-1985

ISBN-10: 0813512778

ISBN-13: 9780813512778

Edition: 1988

Authors: Martin Bernal
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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 11/1/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgements
Transcription and Phonetics
Maps and Charts
Chronological Table
Introduction
Background
Proposed historical outline
Black Athena, Volume 1: a summary of the argument
Greece European or Levantine? The Egyptian and West Semitic Components of Greek Civilization / a summary of Volume 2
Solving the Riddle of the Sphinx and Other Studies in Egypto-Greek Mytholog / a summary of Volume 3
The Ancient Model in Antiquity
Pelasgians
Ionians
Colonization
The colonizations in Greek tragedy
Herodotos
Thucydides
Isokrates and Plato
Aristotle
Theories of colonization and later borrowing in the Hellenistic world
Plutarch's attack on Herodotos
The triumph of Egyptian religion
Alexander son of Ammon
Egyptian Wisdom and Greek Transmission from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance
The murder of Hypatia
The collapse of Egypto-Pagan religion
Christianity, stars and fish
The relics of Egyptian religion: Hermeticism, Neo-Platonism and Gnosticism
Hermeticism--Greek, Iranian, Chaldaean or Egyptian?
Hermeticism and Neo-Platonism under early Christianity, Judaism and Islam
Hermeticism in Byzantium and Christian Western Europe
Egypt in the Renaissance
Copernicus and Hermeticism
Hermeticism and Egypt in the 16th century
The Triumph of Egypt in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Hermeticism in the 17th century
Rosicrucianism: Ancient Egypt in Protestant countries
Ancient Egypt in the 18th century
The 18th century: China and the Physiocrats
The 18th century: England, Egypt and the Freemasons
France, Egypt and 'progress': the quarrel between Ancients and Moderns
Mythology as allegory for Egyptian science
The Expedition to Egypt
Hostilities to Egypt in the 18th Century
Christian reaction
The 'triangle': Christianity and Greece against Egypt
The alliance between Greece and Christianity
'Progress' against Egypt
Europe as the 'progressive' continent
'Progress'
Racism
Romanticism
Ossian and Homer
Romantic Hellenism
Winckelmann and Neo-Hellenism in Germany
Gottingen
Romantic Linguistics
The rise of India and the fall of Egypt, 1740-1880
The birth of Indo-European
The love affair with Sanskrit
Schlegelian Romantic linguistics
The Oriental Renaissance
The fall of China
Racism in the early 19th century
What colour were the Ancient Egyptians?
The national renaissance of modern Egypt
Dupuis, Jomard and Champollion
Egyptian monotheism or Egyptian polytheism
Popular perceptions of Ancient Egypt in the 19th and 20th centuries
Elliot Smith and 'diffusionism'
Jomard and the Mystery of the Pyramids
Hellenomania, 1
The fall of the Ancient Model, 1790-1830
Friedrich August Wolf and Wilhelm von Humboldt
Humboldt's educational reforms
The Philhellenes
Dirty Greeks and the Dorians
Transitional figures, 1: Hegel and Marx
Transitional figures, 2: Heeren
Transitional figures, 3: Barthold Niebuhr
Petit-Radel and the first attack on the Ancient Model
Karl Otfried Muller and the overthrow of the Ancient Model
Hellenomania, 2
Transmission of the new scholarship to England and the rise of the Aryan Model, 1830-60
The German model and educational reform in England
George Grote
Aryans and Hellenes
The Rise and Fall of the Phoenicians, 1830-85
Phoenicians and anti-Semitism
What race were the Semites?
The linguistic and geographical inferiorities of the Semites
The Arnolds
Phoenicians and English, 1: the English view
Phoenicians and English, 2: the French view
Salammbo
Moloch
The Phoenicians in Greece: 1820-80
Gobineau's image of Greece
Schliemann and the discovery of the 'Mycenaeans'
Babylon
The Final Solution of the Phoenician Problem, 1885-1945
The Greek Renaissance
Salomon Reinach
Julius Beloch
Victor Berard
Akhenaton and the Egyptian Renaissance
Arthur Evans and the 'Minoans'
The peak of anti-Semitism, 1920-39
20th-century Aryanism
Taming the alphabet: the final assault on the Phoenicians
The Post-War Situation
The return to the Broad Aryan Model, 1945-85
The post-war situation
Developments in Classics, 1945-65
The model of autochthonous origin
East Mediterranean contacts
Mythology
Language
Ugarit
Scholarship and the rise of Israel
Cyrus Gordon
Astour and Hellenosemitica
Astour's successor?--J. C. Billigmeier
An attempt at compromise: Ruth Edwards
The return of the Iron Age Phoenicians
Naveh and the transmission of the alphabet
The return of the Egyptians?
The Revised Ancient Model
Conclusion
Were the Philistines Greek?
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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