The Invention Of Racism In Classical Antiquity

✏Book Title : The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity
✏Author : Benjamin Isaac
✏Publisher : Princeton University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-10-31
✏Pages : 592
✏ISBN : 9781400849567
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity Book Summary : There was racism in the ancient world, after all. This groundbreaking book refutes the common belief that the ancient Greeks and Romans harbored "ethnic and cultural," but not racial, prejudice. It does so by comprehensively tracing the intellectual origins of racism back to classical antiquity. Benjamin Isaac's systematic analysis of ancient social prejudices and stereotypes reveals that some of those represent prototypes of racism--or proto-racism--which in turn inspired the early modern authors who developed the more familiar racist ideas. He considers the literature from classical Greece to late antiquity in a quest for the various forms of the discriminatory stereotypes and social hatred that have played such an important role in recent history and continue to do so in modern society. Magisterial in scope and scholarship, and engagingly written, The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity further suggests that an understanding of ancient attitudes toward other peoples sheds light not only on Greco-Roman imperialism and the ideology of enslavement (and the concomitant integration or non-integration) of foreigners in those societies, but also on the disintegration of the Roman Empire and on more recent imperialism as well. The first part considers general themes in the history of discrimination; the second provides a detailed analysis of proto-racism and prejudices toward particular groups of foreigners in the Greco-Roman world. The last chapter concerns Jews in the ancient world, thus placing anti-Semitism in a broader context.

✏Book Title : The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity
✏Author : Benjamin Isaac
✏Publisher : Princeton University Press
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 563
✏ISBN : 0691125988
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity Book Summary : There was racism in the ancient world, after all. This groundbreaking book refutes the common belief that the ancient Greeks and Romans harbored "ethnic and cultural," but not racial, prejudice. It does so by comprehensively tracing the intellectual origins of racism back to classical antiquity. Benjamin Isaac's systematic analysis of ancient social prejudices and stereotypes reveals that some of those represent prototypes of racism--or proto-racism--which in turn inspired the early modern authors who developed the more familiar racist ideas. He considers the literature from classical Greece to late antiquity in a quest for the various forms of the discriminatory stereotypes and social hatred that have played such an important role in recent history and continue to do so in modern society. Magisterial in scope and scholarship, and engagingly written, The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity further suggests that an understanding of ancient attitudes toward other peoples sheds light not only on Greco-Roman imperialism and the ideology of enslavement (and the concomitant integration or non-integration) of foreigners in those societies, but also on the disintegration of the Roman Empire and on more recent imperialism as well. The first part considers general themes in the history of discrimination; the second provides a detailed analysis of proto-racism and prejudices toward particular groups of foreigners in the Greco-Roman world. The last chapter concerns Jews in the ancient world, thus placing anti-Semitism in a broader context.

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✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 563
✏ISBN : 0069116911
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity
✏Author : Benjamin H. Isaac
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 563
✏ISBN : 0691116911
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity Book Summary : "The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity further suggests that an understanding of ancient attitudes toward other peoples shed light not only on Greco-Roman imperialism and the ideology of enslavement of foreigners in those societies (and on foreigners concomitant integration or non-integration), but also on the disintegration of the Roman Empire and on more recent imperialism as well."--BOOK JACKET.

✏Book Title : The Origins of Racism in the West
✏Author : Miriam Eliav-Feldon
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-08-22
✏Pages : 348
✏ISBN : 1107687268
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Origins of Racism in the West Book Summary : Is it possible to speak of western racism before the eighteenth century? The term 'racism' is normally only associated with theories, which first appeared in the eighteenth century, about inherent biological differences that made one group superior to another. Here, however, leading historians argue that racism can be traced back to the attitudes of the ancient Greeks to their Persian enemies and that it was adopted, adjusted and re-formulated by Europeans right through until the dawn of the Enlightenment. From Greek teachings on environmental determinism and heredity, through medieval concepts of physiognomy, down to the crystallization of attitudes to Indians, Blacks, Jews and Gypsies in the early modern era, they analyse the various routes by which racist ideas travelled before maturing into murderous ideologies in the modern western world. In so doing this book offers a major reassessment of the place of racism in pre-modern European thought.

✏Book Title : Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World
✏Author : Rebecca F. Kennedy
✏Publisher : Hackett Publishing
✏Release Date : 2013-09-01
✏Pages : 432
✏ISBN : 9781624660900
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World Book Summary : "This collection of translated excerpts from Greek and Latin authors, from the 8th c. BCE to the 3rd c. CE, brings together a wide range of texts, chosen from historians, epic poets, geographers, medical writers, satirists and others, marvelously illustrating the curiosity of Greeks and Romans about 'race' and 'ethnicity,' self and other. Since for ancient Greeks and Romans one essential element of identity and difference was customs, we learn a lot from these texts about sex and marriage, funerals, and warfare in the Mediterranean and surrounding lands. But the ancient authors also featured banalities such as clothing, horse bits, cooking, and even trash talking. The translations are fresh, accurate, and accessible. . . . In a brisk and smart Introduction [the editors] point out the absence of fixed words for race and ethnicity in classical antiquity even as they provide some good references for exploring the complexity of these modern concepts." --Mary T. Boatwright, Duke University

📒Blacks In Antiquity ✍ Frank M. Snowden

✏Book Title : Blacks in Antiquity
✏Author : Frank M. Snowden
✏Publisher : Harvard University Press
✏Release Date : 1970
✏Pages : 364
✏ISBN : 0674076265
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Blacks in Antiquity Book Summary : Investigates the participation of black Africans, usually referred to as "Ethiopians," by the Greek and Romans, in classical civilization, concluding that they were accepted by pagans and Christians without prejudice.

📒Before Color Prejudice ✍ Frank M. Snowden

✏Book Title : Before Color Prejudice
✏Author : Frank M. Snowden
✏Publisher : Harvard University Press
✏Release Date : 1991
✏Pages : 164
✏ISBN : 0674063813
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Before Color Prejudice Book Summary : Argues that ancient civilization did not discriminate against Black people and suggests reasons for the development of prejudice in the modern world

✏Book Title : Rethinking the Other in Antiquity
✏Author : Erich S. Gruen
✏Publisher : Princeton University Press
✏Release Date : 2012-09-16
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9780691156354
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Rethinking the Other in Antiquity Book Summary : Prevalent among classicists today is the notion that Greeks, Romans, and Jews enhanced their own self-perception by contrasting themselves with the so-called Other--Egyptians, Phoenicians, Ethiopians, Gauls, and other foreigners--frequently through hostile stereotypes, distortions, and caricature. In this provocative book, Erich Gruen demonstrates how the ancients found connections rather than contrasts, how they expressed admiration for the achievements and principles of other societies, and how they discerned--and even invented--kinship relations and shared roots with diverse peoples. Gruen shows how the ancients incorporated the traditions of foreign nations, and imagined blood ties and associations with distant cultures through myth, legend, and fictive histories. He looks at a host of creative tales, including those describing the founding of Thebes by the Phoenician Cadmus, Rome's embrace of Trojan and Arcadian origins, and Abraham as ancestor to the Spartans. Gruen gives in-depth readings of major texts by Aeschylus, Herodotus, Xenophon, Plutarch, Julius Caesar, Tacitus, and others, in addition to portions of the Hebrew Bible, revealing how they offer richly nuanced portraits of the alien that go well beyond stereotypes and caricature. Providing extraordinary insight into the ancient world, this controversial book explores how ancient attitudes toward the Other often expressed mutuality and connection, and not simply contrast and alienation.

✏Book Title : Empire and Ideology in the Graeco Roman World
✏Author : Benjamin Isaac
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2017-07-31
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9781107135895
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Empire and Ideology in the Graeco Roman World Book Summary : This book explores how the Graeco-Roman world suffered from major power conflicts, imperial ambition, and ethnic, religious and racist strife.