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When We Ruled: The Ancient and Medieval History of Black Civilisations

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When We Ruled is by far the best general work on the ancient and medieval history of Black people there has ever been.

This landmark publication, which is superbly illustrated with high quality photographs, maps and drawings, provides an extraordinary and cutting-edge synthesis of the archaeological data, the documentary evidence, and the historical linguistic research. It
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Andrew
Oct 30, 2011 Andrew rated it it was amazing
The amount of research that has gone into this book is very impressive. I found the chapter on "Survey of Documents" particularly interesting in outlining what modern European 'explorers' saw when they arrived on the continent. These documents are available for review - I took six references at random and found them all on the Internet with one complete work available for download!

With the wealth of information covered in this work one realises that Africa has always been in the mainstream of hi
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Mariam
One of the most concise books on African history
Banole
Mar 30, 2013 Banole rated it it was amazing
Robin Walker has written an extremely valuable and comprehensive book of over 700 pages.
Mr. Robin Walker, a man of African ancestry, was born in London England in the belly of the Eurocentric beast.
Yet he has managed to free his mind and boldly confront the very subtle and equally sophisticated attempts to smother his consciousness and his intellectual outlook with cultural and national biases.
When We Ruled is a book that should be read by every American. It is a book that surveys the long fasci
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Rose
Oct 25, 2008 Rose rated it did not like it
This is one of the most poorly written books I have ever read. I bought this book for my university library at the recommendation of a book review I read in the Museum Association's Museum Journal by regular writer Felicity Heywood. She promised an authoritative chronicle of 5 million years of African civilization, and that although it was academic in its approach, the writing was accessible. Other reviews I've read claim that this well-researched book fills in all the missing history absent fro ...more
Steven Piet
Sep 08, 2015 Steven Piet rated it liked it

Yesterday I finished reading “When We Ruled” by Robin Walker. The book was published in 2006. Walker is sometimes known as the “Black History Man.”

From Amazon: “In twenty two chapters, When We Ruled examines the nature of what we call Black history; critically surveying the often-shoddy documentation of that history. Importantly, it focuses upon African civilization in the Valley of the Nile and analyzes the key historical phases of Ancient Egypt--critical exercises for any professed scholar of
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Barbara
Dec 10, 2012 Barbara rated it liked it
I'm not actually reading this but another Robin Walker book about pre-slave-trade African history.
Nikhil P. Freeman
Wealth of information, excellent sources, historical facts from different sources speak for themselves, but the text needed a serious editor. Too many unnecessary grammatical errors and certain sections were positioned strangely in the text. Not a punctuation massacre, but something is wrong in a book when "Mr." is lacking a period in multiple places. The endnotes and bibliography make up for the grammatical traumas.
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