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~To name those who have contributed in significant ways to this book is to be embarrassed by my extraordinary riches. My husband, Todd Olson, has had the greatest impact on its argument; his creative thinking and unflagging enthusiasm for the project continually informed its development. The generosity and originality of his conversation were invaluable to the book...
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Sometime in the late 1820s Eugène Delacroix felt compelled to describe the discrepancy between hierarchical racial models and aesthetic value. His argument challenged what he called the “ready-made” classical canon and asserted the relativism of standards of beauty:
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Endymion’s reclining face is eclipsed like a crescent moon,; offering less than a half view, crowned by oversized features which swell large, arching, and full, all lips, nostril, eyelid, and brow...
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In his memoirs recounting the Napoleonic campaign in Egypt and Syria, Jacques-François Miot describes the French army’s bloody massacre of surrendered Arab prisoners after the siege of Jaffa...
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When Napoleon and his French army invaded Egypt in 1798, a proclamation explained their motives to the inhabitants. Napoleon’s army had come to protect French merchants from harassment and to liberate Egyptians from the yoke of Mameluke tyranny...
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Robinson Crusoe, a novel of shipwreck, was the book Rousseau recommended above all others for the education of young boys like Emile...
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He lies face down. His long and vulnerable neck is stretched out taut like his extended arm but, unlike his limb, it is bluntly ruptured by a mass of dark hair...
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“Awaiting slavery or death”: The subtitle of Delacroix’s Massacres of Chios makes the centrality of slavery to the Greek cause perfectly clear...
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~They are all there: the black male slave, the white oriental male slave, the oriental despot, the mulatta, the white harem woman. The extremities are there too: violence, mayhem, decapitation, strangulation, fire, and billowing smoke. What is not there is the specificity of place, or the...
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Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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In memory of my courageous mother
NORA ESMERIA GRIMALDO WALTERS
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