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Racisms From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 0691169756

ISBN-13: 9780691169750

Edition: 2014

Authors: Francisco Bethencourt

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Groundbeaking in its global and historical scope, "Racisms" is the first comprehensive history of racism, from the Crusades to the twentieth century. Demonstrating that there is not one continuous tradition of racism in the West, distinguished historian Francisco Bethencourt shows that racism preceded any theories of race and must be viewed within the prism and context of social hierarchies and local conditions. In this richly illustrated book, Bethencourt argues that in its various aspects, all racism has been triggered by political projects monopolizing specific economic and social resources.Bethencourt focuses on the Western world, but opens comparative views on ethnic discrimination and…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/15/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 1.34" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Francisco Bethencourt is the Charles Boxer Professor of History at King's College London. He is the author of "The Inquisition" and the coeditor of "Correspondence and Cultural Exchange in Europe", "Portuguese Oceanic Expansion", and "Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World." He has served as director of the Gulbenkian Cultural Center in Paris (1999-2004) and the National Library of Portugal (1996-1998).