Representing the Body of the Slave

Representing the Body of the Slave

by Jane Gardner
     
 

From the ancient world through to modern times the bodies of slaves have been represented in literature, documentary and personal narrative writing, and in art. This volume presents evidence of the past sins of mankind in both art and literature.See more details below

Overview

From the ancient world through to modern times the bodies of slaves have been represented in literature, documentary and personal narrative writing, and in art. This volume presents evidence of the past sins of mankind in both art and literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714653518
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Introduction1
Inverted Kalokagathia11
Seeing Things: Examining the Body of the Slave in Greek Medicine29
Slave Disguise in Ancient Rome41
Representing the Slave's Body in Ottoman Society57
The Image of the Slave in Some Anglo-Saxon and Norse Sources75
'Arms Like Polished Iron': The Black Slave Body in Narratives of a Slave Ship Revolt91
'An Outrage on all Decency': Abolitionist Reactions to Flogging Jamaican Slave Women, 1780-1834107
Customs and Constumes: Carlos Juliao and the Image of Black Slaves in Late Eighteenth-Century Brazil125
African Abrahams, Lucretias and Men of Sorrows: Allegory and Allusion in the Brazilian Anti-slavery Lithographs (1827-1835) of Johann Moritz Rugendas147
Brazilian Slaves Represented in their Own Words169
Notes on Contributors187
Index189

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