THE GLOBAL AFRICAN COMMUNITY

R E F E R E N C E N O T E S

A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF IMHOTEP

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Compiled by RUNOKO
RASHIDI


"Is there another like Imhotep?" It was a well-earned praise,
this passage from a New Kingdom text. By 600 B.C., Imhotep--architecture and
chief minister of King Djoser--had become a demigod.... Greece and Rome saw in
him their god of healing until Christianity swept him away."
--I.E.S. Edwards

WORKS ABOUT IMHOTEP

Cormack, Mariabelle. Imhotep, Builder in Stone. New York: F. Watts, 1965.

Finch, Charles S. III. "Imhotep the Physician: Archetype of the Great Man." Great Black Leaders: Ancient and Modern. Edited by Ivan
Van Sertima. New Brunswick: Journal of African Civilizations, 1987: 213-31.


Garrett, Romeo B. "Imhotep--Father of Medicine." Negro History Bulletin 41, No. 5 (Sep-Oct 1978): 876-77

Hurry, Jameson B. Imhotep: The Vizier and Physician of King Zoser and Afterwards the Egyptian God of Medicine. London: Oxford
University Press, 1928; rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1978.


"Imhotep's Tomb: A Scholar's Lure." New York Times, 10 Jan 1965.

Obenga, Theophile. "Imhotep: The First Philosopher and Architect in World History." Chapter in A Lost Tradition: African Philosophy in
World History. Philadelphia: The Source Editions, 1995: 15-22.


Rogers, Joel Augustus. "Imhotep, God of Medicine, Prince of Peace, and the First Christ." Chapter in World's Great Men of Color, Vol.
1. Edited with an Introduction, Commentary, and New Bibliographical Notes by John Henrik Clarke. New York: Collier, 1972: 38-42.


Thomas, Jamie. "Imhotep." The Knowledge Broker (Jun 1986): 3.

Wildon, Dietrich. "Imhotep." Chapter in Egyptian Saints: Deification in Pharaonic Egypt. New York: New York University Press, 1977:
31-81.