The Golden Age of the Moor
Brand Name: Ivan Van Sertima
Over the years I have both read and heard many different theories about the racial and ethnic identity of the people that history refers to as the Moors. According to history, the Moors are the people who invaded and then occupied southern Spain for some 400 years and made their presence felt thoughout Europe. However, the historians who give us there theories on the racial and ethnic identity of the Moors give very little, and in many cases, no credible evidence at all to support them.
In his book The Golden Age Of The Moor, Ivan Van Sertima takes an entirely different approach to identifing the Moors.
He dosen't atempt to explain the theories of others nor does he offer a theory of his own.
Instead Van Sertima presents a compilation of historical information taken from the museums of Europe that describe the Moors.
In his book Van Sertima presents paintings, sculptures, coats of arms, and written records about the Moors, that date back to the period that the Moors were in Europe.
Van Sertima's approach is based upon his premis that the most accurate information about the Moors would be the information recorded by the European historians and the European people that lived during the period of time that Moors were in Europe.
I wholeheartly agree with Van Sertima. I feel that his book, The Golden Age Of The Moor is an excellent work, highly recomended for anyone looking for factual information on the racial and ethnic identity of the Moors
Dimensions (in inches): 1.10 x 9.11 x 6.16
Publisher: Transaction Pub
ISBN: 1560005815; (November 1991)
This book is currently out of print