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AFAS 222 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Africa, Christianity, Slavery


Department
Africana Studies Main
Course Code
AFAS 222
Professor
ALL
Study Guide
Final

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AFAS 222

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Chinweizu Readings
3-23
- Chrisitinay facilited the White expansion all across the world six centuries back, to which
repercussions are still being felt today
- Prester John - believed to be the Christian king of Ethiopia
- 15th century invasion into West Africa searching for spices other agricultural products and
gold, and to fetch precious stones and metal to Europe
- 16th century invasion of East Africa
- Spanish effort to take West African trade from the Portuguese in 1475 failed
- Magellan led the Spaniards i 1521 over American soil striking gold and silver carrying it all
back to Europe
- English French and Dutch made up second wave of White peril to invade the rest of the world
- Late 16th century English and Dutch used sea power to win power over Portugal and Spain
- End of 16th century Spain was the greatest European power
- start of 17th century the Dutch initiated an attack on the Portuguese
- British and French sent the 17th century trying to gain possession of the North American
mainland
- Amerindians losing land from English settlers
- Amerindians and black Africans underwent social devastation for the benefit of the western
European diaspora in the Americas (7)
- 18th center the English, French, and Dutch urned their fury on the Spanish empire
- casualty of the war of Spanish Succession was French expansion into North America whom
were driven out by the British, settled into the India subcontinent
- British kicked out of own colonies they planted in America in 1760’s
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African Intellectual Heritage
African Sources: An Introduction
- two major problems in establishing the source of African traditions in antiquity 1. the loss of
sources 2. undeciphered documents
- literary gaps in time and the second in our inability to provide written documents for every
area of the continent
- two types of undeciphered sources 1. commonly known but undeciphered 2. lesser known
sacred and religious texts
- Ancient Africans believes their deity Djehuti (associated wth wisdom and knowledge)
invented writing
- used writing initially for the purpose of identification
- Jean Francois Champollion deciphered Egyptian language in 1823
- rosetta stone - one of the most significant documents from African content
- two Egyptian scripts - hieroglyphics and hieratic
- European writers attempted to make the ancoent Egyptians white in order to discredit the
cilivzing role of the African continent
- Frank Sowden Jr. applied heavy arayn eurocentrism of Africans in antiquity
- Egypt is the most important civilization of antiquity
- greek scholars aid ancient egyptians were black
- Many wars during the hellenic period )alexander the great)
- Kemet, every african society owes something to
- leet had a concrete maifestiation of the spiritual
- hemet - land of the nile
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