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Savage anxieties : the invention of western civilization

Author: Robert A Williams
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents an intellectual history of the West's bias against tribalism that explains how acts of war and dispossession have been justified in the name of civilization and have typically victimized tribal groups.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Williams
ISBN: 9780230338760 0230338763
OCLC Number: 760975009
Description: 265 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Homer and the Idea of the Savage : First Impressions --
The Legend of the Golden Age and the Idea of the Savage --
The Emergence of the Classical Idea of the Savage --
The Classical Idea of the Savage and the Invention of Western Philosophy --
The Idea of the Savage and the Rise of Roman Imperial Civilization --
Parallel Lives : The Idea of the Savage and the Decline of the Roman Empire --
The Medieval Christian Church's War on the Classical Idea of the Savage --
The Wild Man and the Medieval Christian Idea of the Savage --
The Renaissance Humanist Revival of the Classical Language of Savagery --
The Renaissance Discovery Era and the Idea of the Savage --
The Enlightenment Idea of the Savage and the Founders' First Indian Policy --
Savage Anxieties : Indigenous Peoples' Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century.
Responsibility: Robert A. Williams, Jr.

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From one of the world's leading experts on Native American law and indigenous peoples' human rights comes an original and striking intellectual history of the tribe and Western civilization that  Read more...

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