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This carefully researched book is a significant addition to this vital field of knowledge. It sets forth, in fascinating detail, the history, from earliest recorded times, of the black races of the Middle East and Africa....

Title : From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews,
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ISBN : 9780682469371
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Number of Pages : 151 Pages
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From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews, Reviews

  • Rosey D
    2018-12-09 18:37

    If you are one who is interested in cultural issues, historic issues, or have a deep sense of intuition this book is for you! Babylon to Timbuktu contains a vast wealth of historic knowledge that is very valuable particularly to persons of color. However, this also makes for a no-so easy read, as much of the information is confusing unless you have prior knowledge or studies in history. For the novice reader, this book will take time to reader with a thorough overview and research of the material provided. IT IS NOT A PAGE TURNER. While I found the book very useful, I also found it kind of difficult to read and keep up with the thoughts/info the writer provided. This difficulty may be a turn off for some, but if you have the interest and patience to read you will enjoy this book.Because this book was not an easy read, and the thoughts of the writer did not always flow- I gave this book 3 starts. In terms of quality though, this book is a five star read!

  • Maurice Lindsay
    2018-11-17 20:26

    This is by far one of the best ever written on African American History! I think every black person living in America should read this book!

  • Keith Seekwhence
    2018-12-09 22:38

    An enlightened rastafarian gave me this book for helping him wire up his sound system. The first 3 chapters completely negated and challenged what I was taught in grade school. I should come full circle and give this a proper reading.

  • Alyse
    2018-11-26 17:18

    I started this book on my personal journey to learn about my own African ancestry. I discovered Rudolph R. Windor on a reading list of book that all African Americans should read. Windor used the bible coupled with historical research to place African people in various biblical cities and events. He breaks down the book of Genesis as representation of various peoples around the world. Then Windsor begins to tell the history of various Kingdoms through out the continent of Africa. How the African people were affected by the Hebrew faith and then invaded by the people of the Islamic faith. The rise of Timbuktu, education centers such as the Kemet and Cush, and how Slavery effected every kingdom. Windsor also speaks about how African kingdoms were educated in Medicine, Science, Economics, Trading, Politics and how this knowledge was spread throughout the world through invasions by the Greeks and Romans and later with Moors invading Spain and Portugal. If anything, this book has encouraged me to continue my studies and to further my knowledge. Windsor gave a brief synopsis of each kingdom but I will have to continue reading. It is an important fact to also mention that this book was written in 1969 and since then many more discoveries have been made by various people on the African ancient past.

  • Kevin Jimenez
    2018-11-26 20:45

    I went into this book thinking I would be learning about all of the ancient black races of antiquity but instead got this opinionated piece by a self absorbed author who couldn’t help but remind the reader of his credentials every couple of pages. I found this book unbearable to read and it was unfortunate because a lot of the information he was providing seemed interesting but it was mere conjecture. He never provided sources to any of his claims, I just can't get behind that. After reading this torturous book, I opted in giving it away to a friend who seemed fairly interested in it but to no surprise he subsequently returned it.

  • Lisa
    2018-11-29 17:44

    I think this book is very informative and if you don't know where you came from you won't know where you're going. If this book is not based on your people I don't think a fair assessment can be made.

  • K.Denae
    2018-11-26 19:39

    This was good. There is a lot I need to research.

  • Asha
    2018-12-12 01:28

    Relating the history of Africa to the Bible is something I have a strong interest in,therefore I really wanted to learn from this book, but it was a disappointment. I don't know if the author was trying to prove ancient civilizations were Black or biblical characters were black or what , whatever he is trying to prove , he executes it poorly. The author is all over the place, one minute he is talking about Solomon and Queen Sheba, then Egypt then Islam. He obviously comes from Christian or Jewish theology and this may have complicated things. He jumps from the bible to political history in a illogical way . He throws subtle jabs at Islam, which had little to do with the subject. There were a few facts that were good to know, but better to get a more reliable source

  • Tim Bryan
    2018-11-28 19:47

    Poorly written by a "scholar" who's crowning educational achievement is a PHD in Metaphysics which is not a real academic degree. Metaphysical degrees can be "purchased" from any of the diploma mills online. It means nothing and no legitimate educational institution will accept it. He professes to be a Christian but states "the purpose of this book is to instill pride in the black man". Perhaps he should read what the bible says about pride. His woeful ignorance of ancient geography is mind blowing and this book is a shining example of poorly done research mixed with assumptions and wishful thinking. REVISIONIST HISTORY IS NOT HISTORY AT ALL! ITS NOTHING MORE THAN LIES !

  • Linda
    2018-12-02 19:18

    Quite an old book in rewrite. I pursued it as I hoped for further information on the highly developed black culture in North Africa of the Middle Ages. I did not gain much further information on this epoch, but it did bring some interesting suggestions regarding the blackness of ancient civilizations. In this same vein The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu

  • Reuben
    2018-11-17 00:21

    In “From Babylon to Timbuktu”, Rudolph R. Windsor gives readers a glimpse into the rich and often obscure history of the black races, with a focus on the history of the black Hebrews. Included are brief outlines of Egypt, Carthage, the empires of Ghana and Mali, and of course the Near East (the land of Canaan, Babylon, etc.). Having some knowledge of The Bible (especially The Book of Genesis) is essential.The book is extremely dense, a bit dry, and sometimes difficult to piece together. Like any great book, it demands that the reader think critically about the information presented in order to come to conclusions. For example, since the word “Moor” is never explicitly defined in the book, I found myself asking, “Who were the Moors? Were they all black, throughout their existence?”. In the first paragraph of the section “The Moorish Empire” (found in Chapter VI: The Final Dispersion of the Black Jews of Africa), Windsor writes that “[a]t this time [7th century] the Arabs were black; they had not mixed much with other people” (p. 109). From the second paragraph, p. 109: “Mulay Idris, the descendant of Ali, the son-in-law of Mohammed, brought northern Morocco under his control late in the seventh century.” Then, the word Moor is first used in the section: “...the Moors planned to invade Spain with the assistance of Spanish Jews[,]” which they did, in the 8th century (p. 109). Further, “[t]hese black Moors ruled over parts of Spain for more than seven hundred years” (p. 110). Thus, the Moors were black Arab Muslims from Morocco who conquered Spain in the 8th century and ruled for over 700 years, and they likely became less black as time went on due to being in Spain for so long (as well as for some of the reasons listed on p. 36).One of the many great things about reading a book like “From Babylon to Timbuktu” is that it makes you more aware of the white-washed history so often spread around. Take as an example some of the images included in Wikipedia pages. As of this writing, the page for Shem (one of the sons of Noah from whom Abraham descended) has an image of a Greek looking white man created by a Frenchman; the page for Hannibal (a black Cathaginian general, see p. 29 in “Timbuktu”) has an image of a “marble bust, reputedly of Hannibal” found in Italy, clearly a white man; and the page for Leo Africanus (a Moorish writer, see p. 121 in “Timbuktu”) has an image of a pale white man whose identity is “unknown but suggested to possibly be Leo Africanus” created by an Italian Renaissance painter. These inaccuracies are especially troubling considering that Wikipedia is currently ranked as the #5 most popular website according to Alexa.Despite having a chapter called “The Origin of the White Race”, the white Jews who inhabit the land of Israel today are not mentioned in the book. If you are interested in reading about these white Jews, you may want to take a look at “The Thirteenth Tribe” by Arthur Koestler.The history presented in “From Babylon to Timbuktu” is a history that has been left out of the history books we typically learn from. As stated in the preface, “[t]his book is intended as a supplement to existing literature on African and black Hebrew history”, but it reads fine on its own as well. Readers will find many points of interest to study further. Anybody who wants to learn more about the history of the true, original Hebrews should certainly pick this book up.

  • Alex
    2018-11-28 19:43

    This book reads like a history textbook. It is definitely not a "story book" with themes, and plots, and heroes and villains. It is a documentation of historical accounts. So if you are not accustomed to that type of reading, you will probably find it monotonous. Although this is not the history that you are taught in school. It is well researched, and contains in-depth information from various historical sources and scholars. It focuses on the Ancient Black Races and Black Hebrews. It discusses where they came from, the civilizations they built, the persecutions they suffered, where they migrated to, and how some of them ended up in America unaware of their histories and identities. I recommend to black scholars, those interested in the ancient black jews or hebrews, those who love history, and those interested in learning about the Moors.

  • Shanet Outing
    2018-12-12 01:26

    I enjoyed the book. It could had been a bit more organized. It jumps around a lot. I got the main focus of the book. It drew me in.

  • Joshua
    2018-11-11 17:19

    Very informative ,great book to have for reference when researching history

  • Bert Wynder
    2018-11-30 01:22

    great piece of material on history. A great way to see things from a diff concept. If u love history you'll enjoy this.

  • Alysia
    2018-11-22 20:41

    love it so far!!!

  • Yasa Israel
    2018-11-11 17:25

    Eye opening must read

  • Abiyah Tsedeq
    2018-11-13 00:35

    Excellent read. Very informative.

  • Sajo Mwaiteleke
    2018-11-11 18:23

    Such a real history but hidden, a book to be read by every African

  • Kevin Gee
    2018-11-24 19:46

    To preachy and cant cross reference the information because the biblos is this books main source ..

  • Dexter Hudson
    2018-11-30 22:34

    Awesome book! DR. Windsor addresses some very important issue about the origins of the so called African American.