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ISBN: 0801852226
Author: Professor Ivan Hannaford
Language: English
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; Edition Unstated edition (June 30, 1996)
Pages: 464
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
Rating: 4.3
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Ivan Hannaford's book is a tour de force of intellectual history.

Ivan Hannaford's book is a tour de force of intellectual history. It is simultaneously a detective story, tracking down the provenance of a powerful idea, a work of meticulous textual exegesis with a decidedly breathtaking sweep, a subtle exercise in political theory, and a study in the epistemology of social science.

But as Ivan Hannaford shows, race is not a universal idea-not even in. .

But as Ivan Hannaford shows, race is not a universal idea-not even in the West. Woodrow Wilson Center Press with The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. ISBN: 978-0-8018-5223-7 paperback.

It is an idea were a definite pedigree, and Hannaford traces that confused pedigree from Hesiod to the Holocaust and beyond. Hannaford begins by examining the ideas of race supposedly health in the ancient world, contrasting them with the complex social, philosophy, political, and scientific ideas actually held at the time. Through the medieval, Renaissance, and early modern periods, he critically examines precursors and history, science, and philosophy. Hannaford distinguishes those cultures' ideas of social inclusion, rank, and role from modern ones based on race.

This book, the life’s work of its late author, Ivan Hannaford . Instead he assigns a major role in the development of a hypothesis of race to the kabbalistic.

This book, the life’s work of its late author, Ivan Hannaford, sets out to trace the development of the concept of race - how and when it evolved - as we understand it today in western civilization. But Hannaford dismisses any influence such thinking may have had on the development of race theories. Instead he assigns a major role in the development of a hypothesis of race to the kabbalistic Doctrine of the Countenance (˙okhmat ha-parßuf) which holds that there are visible natural signs which may give a clue to what men are really like behind the mask (p. 136).

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Release Date: November 1995. Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press.

In 'Race: The History of an Idea in the West', Ivan Hannaford guides readers through a dangerous engagement with an idea that so permeates Western thinking that we expect to find it, active or dormant, as an organizing principle in all societies. Release Date: November 1995.

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In Race: The History of an Idea in the West Ivan Hannaford guides readers through a dangerous engagement with an idea that so permeates Western thinking that we expect to find it, active or dormant, as an organizing principle in all societies. But, Hannaford shows, race is not a universal idea--not even in the West. It is an idea with a definite pedigree, and Hannaford traces that confused pedigree from Hesiod to the Holocaust and beyond.

Hannaford begins by examining the ideas of race supposedly held in the ancient world, contrasting them with the complex social, philosophical, political, and scientific ideas actually held at the time. Through the medieval, Renaissance, and early modern periods he critically examines precursors in history, science, and philosophy. Hannaford distinguishes those cultures' ideas of social inclusion, rank, and role from modern ones based on race. But he also finds the first traces of the modern ideas of race in the proto-sciences of late medieval cabalism and hermeticism. Following that trail forward, he describes the establishment of the modern scientific and philosophical notions of race in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and shows how those notions became popular and pervasive, even among those who claim to be nonracist.

At the same time, Hannaford sets out an alternative to a race-based notion of humanity. In his examination of ancient Greece, he finds in what was then a dazzling new idea, politics, a theory of how to bring a purposeful oneness to a society composed of diverse families, tribes, and interests. This idea of politics has a history, too, and its presence has waxed and waned through the ages.

At a time when new controversies have again raised the question of whether race and social destiny are ineluctably joined as partners, Race: The History of an Idea in the West reveals that one of the partners is a phantom--medieval astrology and physiognomy disguised by pseudoscientific thought. And Race raises a difficult practical question: What price do we place on our political traditions, institutions, and civic arrangements? This ambitious volume reexamines old questions in new ways that will stimulate a wide readership.

Comments:

Manazar
This is a difficult read because of its lack of coherence. There are better books out there on Race.
Llanonte
I highly recommend this book. A well detailed account of the development of scientific racism in the West, showing that it has become a deeply rooted and fundamental aspect of our culture. An another important book on the subject is "The Aryan Myth" by Ivan Polikov, but Hannaford's work concentrates in the evolution of racist thinking in scientific circles, and links much of its influence to pseudo-scientific occult theories, and in particular, the Jewish Kabbalah. According to the Hannaford, racist theories developed from the Kabbalistic interpretation of the curse of Ham, and it was the the Kabbalistic science of physiognomy, the study of facial features with the goal of recognizing the elect, that introduced type-thinking to the West. What makes Hannaford's work stand out from others of its kind, is his establishment of this most important conncection. I only gave the book 4 stars, because, unfortunately, I don't believe he explored the subject sufficiently. ...
Owomed
This book contains a lot of good information, but its basic thesis is flawed. There is nothing new about the idea of race, i.e. a group of people emerging from a common origin and thus sharing a common character. Hannaford does not understand that the original meaning of the Latin derived "nation" meant not a country but a race. Thus, whenever people in the past discussed "nations and peoples" they meant races. In fact, the Bible provides a genealogy of race in Genesis Chapter 10 where it explains the origin of all races from Noah's three sons, Shem, Japheth, and Ham. Shem's descendants populated Asia, Japheth's descendants populated Europe, and Ham's descendants populated Africa. Thus, each race had a forefather and through him shared a common blood. This Noachian genealogy as it was called formed the basis for all modern ideas of race. Linnaeus division into mongoloid, caucasian, and negroid corresponded to the three sons. Unfortunately, Hannaford's desire to ignore biblical ideas of race misses the fact that Christians already were racist and explains why less-educated but highly-religious people remained the most racist. Thus, he can not explain the interesting story of how science altered and questioned old assumptions about race. While early philologists such as Frederick Schlegel and William Grimm assumed that race corresponded to language and one could trace blood connections through studying language, anthropologists such as Rudolf Virchow showed that the groups considered to be nations based on shared language and culture were not pure races. While there is a lot of good research about race in this book, it needs to be supplemented by Leon Poliakov's The Aryan Myth that provides a much more accurate understanding of pre-Enlightenment racial conceptions.

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