Charles S. Finch
The African Background to Medical Science: Essays on African History, Science & Civilizations
The essays that make up this book attempt to trace the history of ancient Egypt both from its encounter with 18th century Europe and the distortions which derived from it, and a comprehensive reassessment of ancient Egyptian history itself. The author surveys the background to the controversial origins of ancient Egyptian civilizations to an African people, and goes on to document and confirm the genetic connections between the latter two. These are based upon religious, cultural and linguistic comparisons and are grounded in an historiography which is fuelled by a parallelled Afrocentric perspective, i.e., one which rejects the phenomenon of slavery and the status of Africans in the modern world to outweigh the array of objectively defined evidences which sustain genetic and other connections.