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The curse of Ham : race and slavery in early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Author: David M Goldenberg
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2005.
Series: Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern.
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"In this book, David Goldenberg seeks to discover how dark-skinned peoples, especially black Africans, were portrayed in the Bible and by those who interpreted the Bible - Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Unprecedented in rigor and breadth, his investigation covers a 1,500-year period, from ancient Israel (around 800 B.C.E.) to the eighth century C.E., after the birth of Islam. By tracing the development of anti-Black  Read more...
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Named Person: Ham, (Biblical figure)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Goldenberg
ISBN: 069111465X 9780691114651 0691123705 9780691123707
OCLC Number: 60668026
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Awards: Winner of Meritorious Publication Award of the University of Cape Town 2005 (South Africa)
Description: xx, 448 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Biblical Israel : the land of Kush --
Biblical Israel : the people of Kush --
Postbiblical Israel : black Africa --
Postbiblical Israel : black Africans --
The color of women --
The color of health --
The colors of mankind --
The colored meaning of Kushite in postbiblical literature --
Evidence for black slaves in Israel --
Was Ham black? --
"Ham sinned and Canaan was cursed?" --
The curse of Ham --
The curse of Cain --
The new world order : humanity by physiognomy --
Jewish views of black Africans and the development of anti-black sentiment in western thought --
When is a Kushite not a Kushite? Cases of mistake identity --
Kush/Ethiopia and India.
Series Title: Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern.
Responsibility: David M. Goldenberg.

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Were the racist attitudes that fueled the Atlantic slave trade firmly in place 700 years before the European discovery of sub-Saharan Africa? This book seeks to discover how dark-skinned people,  Read more...

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Winner of the 2005 Meritorious Publication Award, University of Cape Town "[A] sweeping and ambitious work... [T]he research is meticulous and important."--Publishers Weekly "Goldenberg's study is Read more...

 
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