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Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPrinceton
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Number of pages444
ISBN (Electronic)9781400848416
ISBN (Print)978-0-691-155526-5
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2014

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This is a comprehensive book focused on the western world from the crusades to the twentieth century. It opens comparative perspectives on Africa and Asia. It shows the importance of specific conjunctures triggering prejudices concerning ethnic descent coupled with discriminatory action. The theories of races are analysed and related to specific political, economic and social contexts. This analysis proves that different forms of racism existed before the theories of races and that those theories served specific processes of monopolisation of economic and political resources.

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