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Africa and the Bible
Africa and the Bible
"Saw this in a small ad in the Mar-Apr 2004 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review"
Religion in Roman Egypt
Religion in Roman Egypt
"The robot which makes recommendations of titles to the hapless Amazon customer sent this with a quote from Richard Valantasis."
What the Bible really says about Slavery: This and other information on the issue of Slavery as it applies to History and Religion (Revised second edition)
What the Bible really says about Slavery: This and other information on the issue of Slavery as it applies to History and Religion (Revised second edition)
"Takes the demagogue Oprah to task, and worth reading for that reason alone.  A good book for Christians (I am not one)."
The Blight of Asia: An Account of the Systematic Extermination of Christian Populations by Mohammedans and the Culpability of Certain Great Powers; With the True Story of (Sterndale Classics)
The Blight of Asia: An Account of the Systematic Extermination of Christian Populations by Mohammedans and the Culpability of Certain Great Powers; With the True Story of (Sterndale Classics)
""Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it." -- attributed to George Santayana"
The Quest for the Red Prince: Israel's Relentless Manhunt for One of the World's Deadliest and Most Wanted Arab Terrorists
The Quest for the Red Prince: Israel's Relentless Manhunt for One of the World's Deadliest and Most Wanted Arab Terrorists
"Also has a lot of info about the criminal, the Grand Mufti.  See also http://www.varchive.org/obs/480223.htm"
Afrocentrism: Mythical Pasts and Imagined Homes
Afrocentrism: Mythical Pasts and Imagined Homes
"This softbound version is a revised edition."
The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek: The Man Who Discovered Britain
The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek: The Man Who Discovered Britain
"An actual example of an ancient account of oceanic voyaging..."
Hanno the Carthaginian: Periplus or Circumnavigation (Of Africa)
Hanno the Carthaginian: Periplus or Circumnavigation (Of Africa)
"...another is The Periplus of Hanno.  Check out Livio Stecchini's -- http://www.metrum.org/mapping/hanno.htm"
Blacks in Antiquity: Ethiopians in the Greco-Roman Experience
Blacks in Antiquity: Ethiopians in the Greco-Roman Experience
"This is an older title and a good way to avoid the vituperation."
The Black Pharaohs: Egypt's Nubian Rulers
The Black Pharaohs: Egypt's Nubian Rulers
"by a coauthor of "Centuries of Darkness".  http://www.centuries.co.uk/news.htm"
Black Athena Revisited (Series;[jossey-Bass Education)
Black Athena Revisited (Series;[jossey-Bass Education)
"That this title and the next was considered more controversial than Bernal's is an atrocity."
Not Out Of Africa: How "Afrocentrism" Became An Excuse To Teach Myth As History (New Republic Book)
Not Out Of Africa: How "Afrocentrism" Became An Excuse To Teach Myth As History (New Republic Book)
"Lefkowitz has become a target for every uninformed supporter of Bernal, including those who haven't read him -- or her."
Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985, Volume 1)
Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985, Volume 1)
"Ancient Greece is not a fabrication.  Read the Stephen Howe book (below) first."
Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (Volume 2: The Archaeological and Documentary Evidence)
Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (Volume 2: The Archaeological and Documentary Evidence)
"See review -- www.nybooks.com/nyrev/WWWarchdisplay.cgi?19920326040R See review -- www.nybooks.com/nyrev/WWWarchdisplay.cgi?19920326040R"
Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics
Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics
"A friend of mine once wrote a letter about a magazine review of Bernal's "Black Athena", likening Bernal to Velikovsky.  Couldn't be further from the truth."
Black Spark, White Fire: Did African Explorers Civilize Ancient Europe?
Black Spark, White Fire: Did African Explorers Civilize Ancient Europe?
"Read the Stephen Howe book (below) first.  Author's website: http://www.richardpoe.com/"
Heresy In The University: The Black Athena Controversy and the Responsibilities of American Intellectuals
Heresy In The University: The Black Athena Controversy and the Responsibilities of American Intellectuals
"The Stephen Howe book (below) is a better choice."
Historical Deception: The Untold Story of Ancient Egypt
Historical Deception: The Untold Story of Ancient Egypt
"This thing is diametrically opposed to Afrocentrism, but has a similar hostility toward Europe.  Uses unattributed sources (ahem), lacks logic, fabricates.  See my full review."
Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth
Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth
"This guy rides a few Afrocentrist coattails, also claims Sir Arthur was gay.  What motivated this book is difficult to discern.  Refreshing change from the Schliemann bashing though."
Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson
Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson
"Who pays his bills?  Gee, I wonder.  A vote for George W. Bush is a vote against the likes of Jesse Jackson..."
Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies, and the Special Interests that Divide America
Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies, and the Special Interests that Divide America
"...and a vote for the likes of Larry Elder..."
Black Lies, White Lies: The Truth According to Tony Brown
Black Lies, White Lies: The Truth According to Tony Brown
"...and Tony Brown.  The Amazon search engine used to not like to turn up this title, making it necessary to search by ISBN."
The WAR AGAINST BOYS: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men
The WAR AGAINST BOYS: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men
"Upset about the overprescribing of Ritalin?  Wait 'til you read this."
The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society
The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society
"The chapter about the literal and figurative hatchet job done to the Enola Gay exhibit should make your blood boil."
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