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The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity

by Benjamin H. Isaac

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethnography,
  • History of specific subjects,
  • Racism & racial discrimination,
  • History: World,
  • Greece,
  • History - General History,
  • To 1500,
  • Social History,
  • Racism,
  • Ancient - General,
  • Discrimination & Racism,
  • Archaeology and Ancient History,
  • Classics,
  • History / Ancient / General,
  • Jewish Studies,
  • Civilization,
  • History,
  • Rome

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages592
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7758772M
    ISBN 100691116911
    ISBN 109780691116914

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