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The Resource Race and slavery in the Middle East : an historical enquiry, Bernard Lewis

Race and slavery in the Middle East : an historical enquiry, Bernard Lewis

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Race and slavery in the Middle East : an historical enquiry
Title
Race and slavery in the Middle East
Title remainder
an historical enquiry
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Lewis
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From before the days of Moses up through the 1960s, slavery was a fact of life in the Middle East. Pagans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims bought and sold at the slave markets for millennia, trading the human plunder of wars and slave raids that reached from the Russian steppes to the African jungles. But if the Middle East was one of the last regions to renounce slavery, how do we account for its--and especially Islam's--image of racial harmony? How did these long years of slavery affect racial relations? In Race and Slavery in the Middle East, Bernard Lewis explores these questions and others, examining the history of slavery in law, social thought, and practice over the last two millennia ... This fascinating study describes the Middle East's culture of slavery and the evolution of racial prejudice. Lewis demonstrates how nineteenth century Europeans mythologized the region as a racial utopia in debating American slavery. Islam, in fact, clearly teaches non-discrimination, but Lewis shows that prejudice often won out over pious sentiments, as he examines how Africans were treated, depicted, and thought of from antiquity to the twentieth century."
Cataloging source
DLC
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1916-
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Lewis, Bernard
Dewey number
306.3/62/0956
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1316
LC item number
.L48 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1916-
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  • Lewis, Bernard
  • Mazal Holocaust Collection
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  • Slavery
  • Slavery and Islam
  • Race relations
  • Race relations
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Slavery and Islam
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Summary URI
http://books.google.com/books?id=WdjvedBeMHYC
Label
Race and slavery in the Middle East : an historical enquiry, Bernard Lewis
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Publication
Note
Revised edition of: Race and color in Islam. 1971
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-141) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery -- Race -- Islam in Arabia -- Prejudice and piety, literature and law -- Conquest and enslavement -- Ventures in ethnology -- The discovery of Africa -- In black and white -- Slaves in arms -- The nineteenth century and after -- Abolition -- Equality and marriage -- Image and stereotype -- Myth and reality
Control code
ocm20295856
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 184 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195062830
Lccn
89022913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20295856
  • (Sirsi) a1920799
Label
Race and slavery in the Middle East : an historical enquiry, Bernard Lewis
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: Race and color in Islam. 1971
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-141) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery -- Race -- Islam in Arabia -- Prejudice and piety, literature and law -- Conquest and enslavement -- Ventures in ethnology -- The discovery of Africa -- In black and white -- Slaves in arms -- The nineteenth century and after -- Abolition -- Equality and marriage -- Image and stereotype -- Myth and reality
Control code
ocm20295856
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 184 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195062830
Lccn
89022913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20295856
  • (Sirsi) a1920799

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