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Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology

Cheikh Anta Diop 29 December — 7 February was a Senegalese historiananthropologistphysicistand politician who studied the human race’s origins and pre- colonial African culture.

Diop strongly refused to enter into any negotiations until two conditions were met. In protest at the refusal of the Senghor administration to release political prisoners, Diop remained largely absent from the political scene from to Transaction Books,pp.

The Swiss archaeologist Charles Bonnet’s discoveries at the site of Kerma shed some light on the theories of Diop. Myth or Realitywas published in It’s a good easy to read and understand book.

Civilisation ou barbarie : Cheikh Anta Diop :

It is these relationships which have played a role in history. The entire region shows a basic unity based on both the Nile and Sahara, and cannot be arbitrarily diced up into pre-assigned racial zones. Egypt — Civilization — To B. A History of Sub-Saharan Africa. The current structure of the Egyptian population may be the result of further influence of neighbouring populations on this ancestral population [].

Prewitt rated it it was amazing Jul 01, In a study, 58 native inhabitants from upper Egypt were sampled for mtDNA. Can I view this online?


One of Diop’s most controversial issues centers on the definition of who is a true Black person. Tiana Jackson rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Recommended reading for history and anthropology students. In he registered his new thesis title “Comparative study of political and social systems of Europe and Africa, from Antiquity to the formation of modern states.

Extremely warlike peoples, for example, the Zulu, appear frequently in the “Southern Cradle”. Diop was subsequently arrested and thrown in jail where he nearly died. Scientic proof of melanated mummies from Khemet Egypt. Some critics have argued that Diop’s melanin dosage test technique lacks sufficient evidence.

Some scholars draw heavily from Diop’s groundbreaking work, [4] while others in the Western academic world do not accept his theories. The Euro-centic version of Egyptology has always attempted to separate “Ancient Egypt” from the rest of Africa. Study the place of cattle in many African societies.

Diop consistently held that Africans could not be pigeonholed into a rigid type that existed somewhere south of the Sahara, but they varied widely in skin color, facial shape, bargarie type, height, and a number of additional factors, just like other human populations.

He examined various fields of artistic creation, with a discussion of African languages, which, he said, would be the sources of regeneration in African culture.

Study the religions and social customs of Black Africa. This modern research also confirms older analyses, Arkell and UckoShawFalkenburgerStrouhalBlancet al.

Yurco note that among peoples outside Egypt, the Nubians were closest ethnically to the Egyptians, shared the same culture in the predynastic period, and used the same pharaonoic political structure. Ramear Xi rated it really liked it Apr 08, May 06, Femi Kush rated it it was amazing.

Egypt was a part of Oriental culture, even a part of the European Spirit. Retrieved 24 Nov Inat the age of 23, Diop went to Paris to study. Diop said that he “acquired proficiency in such diverse disciplines as rationalism, dialectics, modern scientific techniques, prehistoric archeology and so on. He acknowledged the existence of “mixed” peoples over the course of African history, writing that Egyptians and Jews were the product of crossbreeding. Mainstream Egyptologists such as F. Variation need not be the result of a “mix” from categories such as Negroid or Caucasoid, but may be simply a contiuum of peoples in that region from skin color, to facial features, to hair, to height.


It is held by Keita et al. Diop’s arguments to place Egypt in the cultural and genetic context of Africa met a wide range of condemnation and rejection. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology by Cheikh Anta Diop

The special edition of the journal barbraie on the occasion of the centenary of the abolition of slavery in the French colonies and aimed to present an overview of issues in contemporary African culture and society. Afrocentrism is more properly associated with Dr. Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply.

Under the “true negro” approach, Diop contended that those peoples who did not meet the stereotypical classification were attributed to mixture with outside peoples, or were split off and assigned to Caucasoid clusters.

The conclusion was that some of the oldest native populations in Egypt can trace part of their genetic ancestral heritage to East Africa. Yurco “An Egyptological Review”, [37].