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Race and erudition / Maurice Olender ; translated by Jane Marie Todd.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: HT1521 .O55 2009

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    "Nineteenth-century theories of race were meant to provide a comprehensive account of the history and evolution of civilizations. What they produced instead were the modern foundations for prejudice and its politics. In this enlightening book, with a new preface and postscript for the Anglophone audience, Maurice Olender investigates the unsuspected links between erudition and race, showing the affinities between the social sciences and the concept of "race." Beginning with a brilliant study of the "Protocols of Zion," the book turns to Indo-European origins of language, culture, and human "types" and moves on to studying some of the more important figures in the twentieth century, such as Eliade, Dumezil, and Momigliano. Olender elegantly teases out the cultural history of the word "race," a history that explains its diverse political uses and its continuing relevance to our global contemporary society. In doing so, he provides an accessible and lucid pathway through the labyrinth of race and erudition and examines how to deal with diversity without the problematic heritage of racial stereotypes." -- Book jacket.
    Uniform Title
    Chasse aux évidences. English
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Olender, Maurice.
    Published
    Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
    Edition
    English-language ed
    Contents
    Pierre Charles, the Society of Jesus, and protocols of the Elders of Zion
    The revival of Indo-European studies: Georges Dumezil (1898-1986)
    Political uses of Indo-European prehistory
    Discussion after the lecture "Political uses of Indo-European prehistory"
    The secret feasts of Georges Dumezil: a dialogue (1983)
    The long Indo-European memory
    Mircea Eliade (1907-1986)
    History of religions and the nostalgia for origins: on the Eliade-Pettazzoni correspondence
    Barbarophilia and Greek wisdom: Arnaldo Momigliano (1908-1987)
    An untimely lucidity: Marcel Mauss (1872-1950)
    A historian of forgetting: Léon Poliakov (1910-1997)
    The Nazi past of German universities: Rudolf Schottlaender (1900-1988)
    Hans Robert Jauss (1921-1997)
    The university, barbarism, and memory / Karlheinz Stierle
    "The radical strangeness of Nazi barbarism has paralyzed a generation of intellectuals": dialogue with H.R. Jauss (1996)
    On silence as a possible form of witnessing.
    Notes
    Translated from the French.
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Pierre Charles, the Society of Jesus, and protocols of the Elders of Zion -- The revival of Indo-European studies: Georges Dumezil (1898-1986) -- Political uses of Indo-European prehistory -- Discussion after the lecture "Political uses of Indo-European prehistory" -- The secret feasts of Georges Dumezil: a dialogue (1983) -- The long Indo-European memory -- Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) -- History of religions and the nostalgia for origins: on the Eliade-Pettazzoni correspondence -- Barbarophilia and Greek wisdom: Arnaldo Momigliano (1908-1987) -- An untimely lucidity: Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) -- A historian of forgetting: Léon Poliakov (1910-1997) -- The Nazi past of German universities: Rudolf Schottlaender (1900-1988) -- Hans Robert Jauss (1921-1997) -- The university, barbarism, and memory / Karlheinz Stierle -- "The radical strangeness of Nazi barbarism has paralyzed a generation of intellectuals": dialogue with H.R. Jauss (1996) -- On silence as a possible form of witnessing.
    Translation of : Chasse aux évidences.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780674034044
    067403404X (alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    xxiii, 214 p. ; 25 cm.

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