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Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity.

Author: Benjamin Isaac
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There was racism in the ancient world, after all. This groundbreaking book refutes the common belief that the ancient Greeks and Romans harbored ""ethnic and cultural, "" but not racial, prejudice. It does so by comprehensively tracing the intellectual origins of racism back to classical antiquity. Benjamin Isaac's systematic analysis of ancient social prejudices and stereotypes reveals that some of those represent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Isaac
ISBN: 1306063493 9781306063494 9781400849567 140084956X 0691125988 9780691125985
OCLC Number: 862377340
Language Note: English.
Awards: Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles 2004 (United States)
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Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; PART 1: STEREOTYPES AND PROTO-RACISM: CRITERIA FOR DIFFERENTIATION; CHAPTER 1: Superior and Inferior Peoples; CHAPTER 2: Conquest and Imperialism; CHAPTER 3: Fears and Suppression; Conclusions to Part 1, Chapters 2 and 3; PART 2: GREEK AND ROMAN ATTITUDES TOWARDS SPECIFIC GROUPS: GREEK AND ROMAN IMPERIALISM; INTRODUCTION TO PART 2; CHAPTER 4: Greeks and the East; CHAPTER 5: Roman Imperialism and the Conquest of the East; CHAPTER 6: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Syrians. CHAPTER 7: EgyptiansCHAPTER 8: Parthia/Persia; CHAPTER 9: Roman Views of Greeks; CHAPTER 10: Mountaineers and Plainsmen; CHAPTER 11: Gauls; CHAPTER 12: Germans; CHAPTER 13: Jews; Conclusions to Part 2; END CONCLUSIONS; Ethnic Prejudice, Proto-Racism, and Imperialism in Antiquity; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX OF SOURCES; GENERAL INDEX.

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