Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century

Racisms From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century 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 tradit

  • Title: Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century
  • Author: Francisco Bethencourt
  • ISBN: 9781400848416
  • Page: 325
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 ofGroundbeaking 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 segregation in Asia and Africa He looks at different forms of racism, particularly against New Christians and Moriscos in Iberia, black slaves and freedmen in colonial and postcolonial environments, Native Americans, Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, and Jews in modern Europe Exploring instances of enslavement, forced migration, and ethnic cleansing, Bethencourt reflects on genocide and the persecution of ethnicities in twentieth century Europe and Anatolia These cases are compared to the genocide of the Herero and Tutsi in Africa, and ethnic discrimination in Japan, China, and India Bethencourt analyzes how practices of discrimination and segregation from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries were defended, and he systematically integrates visual culture into his investigation.Moving away from ideas of linear or innate racism, this is a major interdisciplinary work that recasts our understanding of interethnic relations.

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    1. Apesar de ter demorado 2 meses a lê-lo, foram 2 meses bem empregues. A análise que faz da evolução da visão do outro, do preconceito, e a chegada à teoria das raças, passando pelos mais bárbaros actos que se fizeram, em toda a Humanidade, contra seres humanos É uma análise bastante pertinente, que faz avaliar os nossos próprios preconceitos, como muitos são moldados pela sociedade, e qual a sua raiz. Num momento em que, mais que tudo, é preciso acolher o outro, aconselho sem dúvida [...]

    2. I have to admit I didn't read the two entire last chapters, other than that, trust me I did. I admire the author of this book, mainly on the depth of his research for this book. It was a well written book on how prejudice and racisms predates Race Theories. In arguing this, the author puts forward the treatment of racial and religious minorities in Continental Europe as the case that both shows racism that predates the 18th century development of theory of races. On the downside, while the autho [...]

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