The Invention Of Race In The European Middle Ages

Author: Geraldine Heng
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This book challenges the common belief that race and racisms are phenomena that began only in the modern era.

The Invention Of Race In The European Middle Ages

Author: Geraldine Heng
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108397263
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In The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages, Geraldine Heng questions the common assumption that the concepts of race and racisms only began in the modern era. Examining Europe's encounters with Jews, Muslims, Africans, Native Americans, Mongols, and the Romani ('Gypsies'), from the 12th through 15th centuries, she shows how racial thinking, racial law, racial practices, and racial phenomena existed in medieval Europe before a recognizable vocabulary of race emerged in the West. Analysing sources in a variety of media, including stories, maps, statuary, illustrations, architectural features, history, saints' lives, religious commentary, laws, political and social institutions, and literature, she argues that religion - so much in play again today - enabled the positing of fundamental differences among humans that created strategic essentialisms to mark off human groups and populations for racialized treatment. Her ground-breaking study also shows how race figured in the emergence of homo europaeus and the identity of Western Europe in this time.

The Invention Of Race

Author: Allen Anthony Huemer
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Pornographic Archaeology

Author: Zrinka Stahuljak
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812207319
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In Pornographic Archaeology: Medicine, Medievalism, and the Invention of the French Nation, Zrinka Stahuljak explores the connections and fissures between the history of sexuality, nineteenth-century views of the Middle Ages, and the conceptualization of modern France. This cultural history uncovers the determinant role that the sexuality of the Middle Ages played in nineteenth-century French identity. Stahuljak's provocative study of sex, blood, race, and love in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical and historical literature demonstrates how French medicine's obsession with the medieval past helped to define European sexuality, race, public health policy, marriage, family, and the conceptualization of the Middle Ages. Stahuljak reveals the connections between the medieval military order of the Templars and the 1830 colonization of Algeria, between a fifteenth-century French marshal and the development of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's theory of sadism, between courtly love and the 1884 law on divorce. Although the developing discipline of medieval studies eventually rejected the influence of these medical philologists, the convergence of medievalism and medicine shaped modern capitalist French society and established a vision of the Middle Ages that survives today.

Nigeria The Tribes The Nation Or The Race

Author: Frederick August Otto Schwarz
Editor: Cambridge, M.I.T.P
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Western Europe In The Middle Ages 300 1475

Author: Brian Tierney
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ISBN: 9780394330600
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The Renaissance

Author: Henry Freeman
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532873621
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The Renaissance During the Middle Ages, the nations of Europe forged new identities that moved them away from the lost glory of the Roman Empire into their own ethnicity. The experience of maturation was often clumsy and out of step, an evolutionary process that saw the nation's developing at their own pace as they struggled to replace the protection of Rome with their own home-grown strength. What the nations, once they were ready to be described in that manner, did have was the Roman Catholic Church, which defined itself as the spiritual protector of Christian believers. But the dutiful Christians of the Middle Ages who sought orthodoxy and for the most part obeyed the papal rules underwent a change when the Middle Ages ended. The Renaissance, or rebirth, was a period of time when Europeans began to question what they had been told was sacrosanct. Through art, inventions, science, literature, and theology, the separate nations of the European continent sought answers that the Roman Catholic Church was unwilling, or perhaps unable, to offer. Inside you will read about... - The Rebirth of Europe - The Italian Renaissance - The French Renaissance - The Spanish Renaissance - The German Renaissance - The Low Countries Renaissance - The English Renaissance - Here Be Dragons: Exploring the Unknown The Church that had become a powerful political entity was viewed with distrust and skepticism by many Christians; the spread of learning that accompanied the invention of Gutenberg's printing press meant that bold new ideas were traveling across the boundaries of Europe faster than the Church could silence them. Lascivious, power-brokering popes could not bring a halt to the challenges they encountered when a German priest rebelled against corrupt practices that masqueraded as ecclesiastical authority. As the walls came tumbling down, humanism burst forth, inspiring the art of Michelangelo, the science of Vesalius, the literature of Shakespeare and Cervantes. But with the loss of religious uniformity came terrible conflicts: France suffered the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre; Spain welcomed the Inquisition to purge heresy; the Low Countries were split between Catholic and Protestant. The Renaissance was a triumph of the human spirit and a confirmation of human ability, even as it affirmed the willingness of men and women to die for the right to think freely.

Race In 21st Century America

Author: Curtis Stokes
Editor: MSU Press
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Race in 21st Century America tackles the problematic and emotionally laden idea of race in the United States; it brings together intellectuals and scholar activists who present critical and often conflicting appraisals of how race remains a central component of the nation's social landscape and political culture, and shows how Americans might begin to move beyond the strictures of race and racism.

Beginnings Of European Biography

Author: Isaac Taylor
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Interior Design And Decoration

Author: Augustus Sherrill Whiton
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780397473021
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Sets forth the dominant characteristics of period interiors and furniture as well as surveying all aspects of interior design and architecture today. Glossary. Bibliogs

Transnational Civil Society

Author: Srilatha Batliwala
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"Contains an introduction to the history, achievements, and challenges of transnational civil society initiatives on several critical issues and the forces that catalyzed and shaped those initiatives"--Provided by publisher.

What The Human Race Is Up To

Author: Sir Frederic Charles Bartlett
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A Practical Enquiry Into The Nature Of Citizenship In The British Empire

Author: Round Table Groups
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The Race West

Author: Robert West Howard
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Facing Each Other

Author: Anthony Pagden
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This two-volume set presents 25 articles (published between 1964 and 1996) as part of a series that seeks to transcend nationalist histories and to examine the global stage rather than discrete regions important to selected facets of the European presence overseas. The introductions to each volume clarify the conceptual framework and rationale for the selection of articles and assess the importance of the specific aspect being discussed in the larger context of European activities (thus acquainting readers with broad trends in the historiography and alerting them to controversies and conflicting interpretations). In addition, they describe and evaluate the importance of change over time; explain differences attributable to differing geographical, cultural institutional, and economic circumstances; and suggest the potential for cross cultural, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

Races And Peoples

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A Cultural History Of The Human Body In Antiquity

Author: Daniel H. Garrison
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ISBN: 9781350049727
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"A Cultural History of The Human Body in Antiquity explores 1,750 years of the history of the West, from Homer to the end of the millennium CE. This span of time includes three major eras of Greek civilization, the Roman Republic, the Roman Empires until its collapse in the 5th century CE and Medieval Europe up to the transition to the High Middle Ages. Key issues for this period include the invention of the nude as a cultural icon, the early development of Western medicine, and formative discourses about the identity and ethical management of the body. A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity presents an overview of the period with essays on the centrality of the human body in birth and death, health and disease, sexuality, beauty and concepts of the ideal, bodies marked by gender, race, class and age, cultural representations and popular beliefs and the self and society."--Bloomsbury Publishing.