The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity

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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 ...

The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity 2006, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691125985

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The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity 2004, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691116914

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