Before Colour Prejudice (BOK)

Frank M Snowden

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In this richly illustrated account of black-white contacts from the Pharaohs to the Caesars, Frank Snowden demonstrates that the ancients did not discriminate against blacks because of their color. For three thousand years Mediterranean whites intermittently came in contact with African blacks in commerce and war, and left a record of these encounters in art and in written documents. The blacks--most commonly known as Kushites, Ethiopians, or Nubians--were redoubtable warriors and commanded the respect of their white adversaries. The overall view of blacks was highly favorable. In science, philosophy, and religion color was not the basis of theories concerning inferior peoples. And early Christianity saw in the black man a dramatic symbol of its catholic mission. This book sheds light on the reasons for the absence in antiquity of virulent color prejudice and for the difference in attitudes of whites toward blacks in ancient and modern societies.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1991 Forfatter Frank M Snowden
Forlag
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780674063815
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 23cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 331 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd