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Black Athena - Brennan Woods World History 112 tth 1:00 Black Athena Essay Dr Shirley White Black Athena Summary Black Athena was written by Martin

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Brennan Woods 1/21/2010 World History 112 tth 1:00 Black Athena Essay Dr. Shirley White Black Athena Summary Black Athena was written by Martin Bernal. His first volume was written in 1988 and second in 1991. Bernal is currently a professor of Government Studies at Cornell University; Black Athena speaks that there are two main theories of the origin of Greek civilization the "Aryan model" and the "Ancient model" . The Aryan model was the early settlement of Greece was from the north-west which he further sub-divides into two versions: "Strong" and "Weak". The Strong theory holds that the area of Greece was uninhabited before the arrival of the Aryans. The Ancient Model was the conventional view among Greeks in the Classical and Hellenistic ages. According to it, Greek culture arose as a result of colonization, around 1500 BC, by Egyptians and Phoenicians, who had civilized the native inhabitants. Furthermore, Greeks had continued to borrow heavily from Near Eastern cultures. His qualification of Athena as 'black' is
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course HIST 232 taught by Professor Charliewilliams during the Spring '12 term at Emory.

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Black Athena - Brennan Woods World History 112 tth 1:00 Black Athena Essay Dr Shirley White Black Athena Summary Black Athena was written by Martin

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