Black Star: The African Presence In Early Europe
Black Star: The African Presence In Early Europe by Runoko Rashidi is a comprehensive, well researched and illustrated history of the many outstanding Africans in Europe from the time of the Roman Empire to the 19th Century by an acknowledged expert in the field. Runoko Rashidi is one of the giants in the reclamation and reconstruction of the history of Black people. The publication of this work establishes his reputation as the leading authority on the history of Black people in Europe.
As governments across Europe are backpedalling on the few gains for multiculturalism and diversity, Rashidi reminds us of the long and interesting history that Black people have made or contributed to in Europe. It is an intriguing history, taking us from the earliest humans in Europe, through the earliest civilisations of the Mediterranean, through the Moors of the mediaeval world, and to the great Black individuals who made history in the different European countries. Finally, Rashidi shows that Black people have figured in the religious and mythological thought of the European peoples.