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Gobineau’s ideas found an audience in the United States and in German-speaking areas more so than in France, becoming the inspiration for a host of racial theories, for example those of Houston Stewart Chamberlain. Considering it by itself, I have been able to distinguish, on physiological grounds alone, three great and clearly marked types, the black, the yellow, and the white. He does not dream or theorize; he invents little, but can appreciate and take over what is useful to him.

Tomislav rated it it was ok Jun 18, It is by early 21st century standards considered dangerous and certainly at a minimum politically incorrect. Folk tales were being collected throughout Europe. His desires are feeble, his will-power rather obstinate than violent; his longing for material pleasures though constant, is kept within bounds.

The fact that this book influenced so many people, including the opera composer Richard Wagner, and motivated them to heinious acts is still a contemporary threat to world thought. Many of his senses, especially taste and smell, are developed to an extent unknown to the other two races.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? He rejected Enlightenment explanations for human diversity, including the impact of geography and cultural or political institutions, instead insisting on permanent and unequal racial characteristics passed down since the earliest days of humankind.


There is no greater curse than such disorder, for however bad it may have made the present state of things, it promises still worse for the future. Showing of 20 reviews. Implicitly, the folk of Judah merely represented a wandering, semi-austral variation of Ur-Aryan blood-stock.

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He is not however a mere brute, for behind his low receding brow, in the middle of his skull, we can see signs of a powerful energy, however crude its objects. Jan 28, Terri rated it did not like it Shelves: A classic civilizational study from Gobineau. Aug 28, Roy Mor added it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

If the three great types had remained strictly separate, the supremacy would no doubt goibneau always been in the hands of the finest of the white races, and the yellow and black varieties would have crawled for ever at the feet of the lowest of the whites.

This work was the first modern attempt to prove that buman is the primary force determining world events and history. That I should even venture to touch on it will seem a kind of paradox to many of my readers. Want to Read saving…. The quaternary formations are produced by the union of one of these tertiary types, or of a pure-blooded tribe, with another group taken from one of the two foreign species.

It would not have been all gain. Putnam’s Sons- Civilization – pages. The very strength of his sensations is the most striking proof of his inferiority. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. inequa,ity


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However, as a finished product, it also demonstrates that humans are very much part of the Animal Kingdom that so many people think they are distinct from. This book offers useful insights into the willful irrationality of racism, and a look into inequxlity time, a milieu, that was steeped in it. All food is good in his eyes, nothing disgusts or repels him.

Well, suppose they have become a nation. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Generally the dominating peoples begin by being far fewer in number than those they conquer; while, on the other hand, certain races that form the basis of the population in immense districts are extremely prolific — the Celts, for example, and the Slavs.

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Ethnographers were studying the social and culture practices in primitive societies. De Gobineau was born in a staunch royalist family and his mother is to be said was of Creole-Haitian origin. However it has come about, the human races, as we find them in history, are complex; and one gobineah the chief consequences has been to throw into disorder most of the primitive characteristics of each type. A Canton bookseller’s manuscript catalogue marked the price of the four books of Confucius, including the Commentary, at a sum rather under half-acrown.