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The invention of racism in classical antiquity

Author: Benjamin Henri Isaac
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2004.
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Refutes the belief that the ancient Greeks and Romans harbored 'ethnic and cultural', but not racial, prejudice. This book offers a systematic analysis of ancient social prejudices and stereotypes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Henri Isaac
ISBN: 0691116911 9780691116914
OCLC Number: 469861342
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2004
Description: XIV-563 p. : ill., jaquette ill. en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: ILLUSTRATIONS ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS x LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS xii INTRODUCTION 1 PART 1: STEREOTYPES AND PROTO-RACISM: CRITERIA FOR DIFFERENTIATION 53 CHAPTER 1 Superior and Inferior Peoples 55 CHAPTER 2 Conquest and Imperialism 169 CHAPTER 3 Fears and Suppression 225 Conclusions to Part 1, Chapters 2 and 3 248 PART 2: GREEK AND ROMAN ATTITUDES TOWARDS SPECIFIC GROUPS-GREEK AND ROMAN IMPERIALISM 253 INTRODUCTION TO PART 2 255 CHAPTER 4 Greeks and the East 257 CHAPTER 5 Roman Imperialism and the Conquest of the East 304 CHAPTER 6 Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Syrians 324 CHAPTER 7 Egyptians 352 CHAPTER 8 Parthia/Persia 371 CHAPTER 9 Roman Views of Greeks 381 CHAPTER 10 Mountaineers and Plainsmen 406 CHAPTER 11 Gauls 411 CHAPTER 12 Germans 427 CHAPTER 13 Jews 440 Conclusions to Part 2 492 END CONCLUSIONS 501 Ethnic Prejudice, Proto-Racism and Imperialism in Antiquity 503 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 517 INDEX OF SOURCES 541 GENERAL INDEX 553
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