world civilization book review 1000 word min


During the spring 2020 semester, you have traced the human experience in early world civilization from Mesopotamia to the Ancient European empires of Greece and Rome. Along the way, you have learned about the existence of pharaohs, philosophers, high priests, artisans, craftsmen, slaves, peddlers, emperors, kings, peasants, teachers, conquerors, and inventors. Each of these historical actors contributed to the complexity of the early development of world civilization that resulted in some actors receiving considerable fame and fortune while reducing others to sub-human working and living conditions in a variety of human settlements around the globe between 5,000 B.C.E. and 600 C.E.


Your assignment requires you to read and critically evaluate Historian George G.M. James’ classic scholarly publication entitled “Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy.” Specifically, you are to write a scholarly book review evaluating the content and merit of James’ classic academic paper concerning Ancient Africa’s contributions to world civilization. Does it add value to your understanding of Ancient African civilization and its influence on other people and culture in other parts of the world? If so, explain how? What are the shortcomings of this classic work?


  • ï‚· Use your textbook chapters that relate to your topic
  • ï‚· At least one corresponding supplemental scholarly journal article that relates to the topic (see bibliography)
  • ï‚· One scholarly books that relates to your topic (see bibliography)
  • ï‚· One authentic primary source that relates to your topic (see bibliography)
  • ï‚· One website or webpage that relates to your topic.
  • ï‚· Review a relevant documentary
  • FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF GOOD COLLEGE WRITING CHECKLIST1. Format (1 inch margins, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font, introduction, body and conclusion,and in text citations and a reference source section)2. Ideas/Information/Arguments (this is the content of the paper listed in the writing assignment details above) 3. Organization (strong intro. and conclusion; strong use of paragraphing; use of transitions words and phrases) 4. Research and Citation (qualitative sources, quantitative sources, primary and secondary research sourcematerial cited in text and in a bibliography using the MLAformat)5. Grammar/Spelling/Punctuation (avoid comma splices, run on sentences, ending sentences withprepositions, misspelling, and passive voice

Use the link below to review a digital copy of the assigned reading material:

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