Black Africans in Renaissance Europe
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Black Africans in Renaissance Europe by T. F. Earle
Book DescriptionThis book, first published in 2005, opens up the much neglected area of the black African presence in Western Europe during the Renaissance. Covering history, literature, art history and anthropology, it investigates a whole range of black African experience and representation across Renaissance Europe, from various types of slavery to black musicians and dancers, from real and symbolic Africans at court to the view of the Catholic Church, and from writers of African descent to black African 'criminality'. The main purpose of the collection is to show the variety and complexity of black African life in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe, and how it was affected by firmly held preconceptions relating to the African continent and its inhabitants. Of enormous importance for both European and American history, this book mixes empirical material and theoretical approaches, and addresses such issues as stereotypes, changing black African identity, and cultural representation in art and literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521815826
(247mm x 174mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author T. F. Earle
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This book, first published in 2005, is an innovative account of black African experience and representation in Renaissance Europe.
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Author Biography - T. F. Earle
T. F. Earle is King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies at the University of Oxford. K. J. P. Lowe is Professor of Renaissance History and Culture at Queen Mary, University of London.
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