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The origins of racism in the West

Author: Miriam Eliav-Feldon; Benjamin H Isaac; Joseph Ziegler; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, druk 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Is it possible to speak of western racism before the eighteenth century? In this book, leading historians argue that racism can be traced back to the attitudes of the ancient Greeks towards their  Read more...


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Genre/Form: konferencje
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Eliav-Feldon; Benjamin H Isaac; Joseph Ziegler; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9781107687264 1107687268
OCLC Number: 1121433825
Notes: Zawiera materiały z konferencji: Racism in Western Civilization before 1700, która odbyła się w dniach 13-15 grudnia 2005 roku, w Tel Awiwie.
Druk na podstawie wydania z 2013.
Description: XIV, 333, [1] strona : ilustracje ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction Benjamin Isaac, Joseph Ziegler and Miriam Eliav-Feldon; 2. Racism: a rationalization of prejudice in Greece and Rome Benjamin Isaac; 3. The invention of Persia in classical Athens H. A. Shapiro; 4. Racism, color symbolism, and color prejudice David Goldenberg; 5. Early Christian universalism and modern forms of racism Denise Kimber Buell; 6. Illustrating ethnicity in the Middle Ages Robert Bartlett; 7. Proto-racial thought in medieval science Peter Biller; 8. Physiognomy, science, and proto-racism 1200-1500 Joseph Ziegler; 9. Noble dogs, noble blood: the invention of the concept of race in the late Middle Ages Charles de Miramon; 10. The carnal knowing of a coloured body. Sleeping with Arabs and Blacks in the European imagination, 1300-1550 Valentin Groebner; 11. Was there race before modernity? The example of 'Jewish' blood in late-medieval Spain David Nirenberg; 12. Religion and race: Protestant and Catholic discourses on Jewish conversions in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Ronnie Po-chia Hsia; 13. Vagrants or vermin? Attitudes towards Gypsies in Early-Modern Europe Miriam Eliav-Feldon; 14. The peopling of the New World: ethnos, race and empire in the Early-Modern world Anthony Pagden; 15. Demons, stars, and the imagination: the Early-Modern body in the Tropics Jorge Canizares-Esguerra.
Responsibility: edited by Miriam Eliav-Feldon, Benjamin Isaac and Joseph Ziegler.


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