Item description for Barbary and Enlightenment: European Attitudes Towards the Maghreb in the 18th Century (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, Vol 2) by Ann Thomson...
This book, based on a wide range of eighteenth-century works, concerns European attitude towards North Africa in the century preceding the French conquest of Algiers in 1830. It studies the radical transformation of perceptions of Barbary during the period, essentially by placing them in the context of the different eighteenth-century systems of classification of the world. We see that uncertainty as to how to classify this region, its inhabitants, its form of government and social evolution - which led to its absence from most contemporary anthropological discussions - was resolved in the early nineteenth-century with the appearance of what were to become colonial stereotypes.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.75" Height: 10" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1987
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004082735 ISBN13 9789004082731
Availability 0 units.
More About Ann Thomson
Thomson, Roehampton Institute, London.
Ann Thomson has an academic affiliation as follows - Universite de Caen France Universite de Caen, France Universite de Cae.