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Author Diop, Cheikh Anta.

Uniform Title Civilisation ou barbarie. English
Title Civilization or barbarism : an authentic anthropology / Cheikh Anta Diop ; translated from the French by Yaa-Lengi Meema Ngemi ; edited by Harold J. Salemson and Marjolijn de Jager.

Imprint Brooklyn, N.Y. : Lawrence Hill Books, c1991.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  960 D623c 1991    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxi, 440 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Note Translation of: Civilisation ou barbarie.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-421) and index.
Contents Prehistory : race and history : origin of humanity and racial differentiation -- Critical review of the most recent theses on the origin of humanity -- The myth of Atlantis restored to historical science through radiocarbon analysis -- Latest discoveries on the origin of Egyptian civilization -- Clanic and tribal organization -- Structure of kinship at the clanic and tribal stage -- Race and social classes -- Birth of the different types of states -- Revolutions in history : causes and conditions for success and failure -- The different revolutions in history -- Revolution in the Greek city-states : comparison with AMP states -- Characteristics of political and social African structures and their effect on historical movement -- Critical review of the latest theses on the AMP -- How to define cultural identity? -- Toward a method for an approach to intercultural relations -- Africa's contribution : sciences -- Does an African philosophy exist? -- Greek vocabulary of black-African origin.
Subject Africa -- Civilization.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
Added Author Salemson, Harold J.
De Jager, Marjolijn.
ISBN 1556520484 (pbk.) : $16.95
1556520492 : $35.00

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