In this bold and uncompromising book, George G. M. James argues that the “Greek philosophy” which forms the basis of Western culture actually originated in ancient Egypt. Drawing on careful historical research and a radical rethinking of the conventional narrative of Greek history, James asserts that our celebration of the ancient Greeks as the creators of Western civilization and philosophy is misattributed. Instead, he argues, our praise rightfully belongs to the people of Africa. Furthermore, this massive intellectual and cultural theft has helped lend credence to the damaging notion that the entire continent of Africa has contributed nothing to world civilization.
James explorers documented connections between celebrated Greek philosophers and the influence of Egyptian thought, proposing other possible links between northern Africa and Greece as well. A seminal work for understanding the history of philosophy, culture, and race in the modern world, Stolen Legacy is a valuable addition to any library.
This definitive edition of Stolen Legacy is also available as an audiobook, skillfully read by Karen Chilton, the award-winning narrator of The New Jim Crow. The audio edition can be found on Amazon by searching for B08N6C44DK or on Audible by searching for “Stolen Legacy Chilton”. Audition the sample readings to discover for yourself why listeners prefer this outstanding audio edition.
If you would like to see the more economical Echo Point Books & Media paperback edition of Stolen Legacy, please search for ISBN 1626543348.
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