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Bodies complexionedHuman variation and racism in early modernEnglish culture, c. 1600–1750

Dawson, Mark

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Bodily contrasts - from the colour of hair, eyes and skin to the shape of faces and skeletons - allowed the English of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries to discriminate systematically among themselves and against non-Anglophone groups. Making use of an array of sources, this book examines how early modern English people understood bodily difference. It demonstrates that individuals' distinctive features were considered innate, even as discrete populations were believed to have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/187177

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