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The origins of racism in the west

Author: Miriam Eliav-Feldon; Benjamin H Isaac; Joseph Ziegler
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a major reassessment of the place of racism in pre-modern European thought.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Eliav-Feldon; Benjamin H Isaac; Joseph Ziegler
ISBN: 9780521888554 0521888557
OCLC Number: 297147116
Description: xiv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Benjamin Isaac, Joseph Ziegler, Miriam Eliav-Feldon --
Racism: a rationalization of prejudice in Greece and Rome / Benjamin Isaac --
The invention of Persia in classical Athens / H.A. Shapiro --
Racism, color symbolism, and color prejudice / David Goldenberg --
Early Christian universalism and modern forms of racism / Denise Kimber Buell --
Illustrating ethnicity in the Middle Ages / Robert Bartlett --
Proto-racial thought in medieval science / Peter Biller --
Physiognomy, science, and proto-racism 1200-1500 / Joseph Ziegler --
Noble dogs, noble blood: the invention of the concept of race in the late Middle Ages / Charles de Miramon --
The carnal knowing of a coloured body: sleeping with Arabs and blacks in the European imagination, 1300-1500 / Valentine Groebner --
Was there race before modernity? The example of 'Jewish' blood in late medieval Spain / David Nirenberg --
Religion and race: Protestant and Catholic discourses on Jewish conversions in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia --
Vagrants or vermin? Attitudes towards Gypsies in early modern Europe / Miriam Eliav-Feldon --
The peopling of the New World: ethnos, race and empire in the early-modern world / Anthony Pagden --
Demons, stars, and the imagination: the early modern body in the tropics / Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra.
Responsibility: edited by Miriam Eliav-Feldon, Benjamin Isaac and Joseph Ziegler.
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