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This is a very interesting and thought-provoking book. It's good, not because its reasoning is correct (because it clearly isn't), but because it paints a very clear picture of the rationale for ... Read full review
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To give this racist polemic any more than two stars is impossible. Reading Gobineau's pseudoscientific justification for a racial hierarchy that postures the "white race" as the dominant class is a ... Read full review
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absolutely Adamite admit Alexander von Humboldt already ancestors ancient Arab argument ARTHUR DE GOBINEAU Aryan Assyria Athens barbarism beauty become blood Brahmans brought causes Celtic Celts century certainly character Chinese Christianity civilization climate colour conquered culture customs dialects doubt earth elements Empire equally especially Europe European example exist fact favoured foreign further Garin le Loherain Gaul Germanic Greece Greek groups Hindus human race Humboldt hybrid ideas India influence instinct institutions intellectual intelligence invented irreligion Jews language langue d'oil laws less live Magyars mankind merely mixture modern Mongols moral mulattoes nation nature negro never original Ostiaks political Prichard primitive principle proof qualities racial reason religion result Roman Samoyedes savage Semitic Shahnameh skull social society speak superior theory tion to-day tribes unitarians unity white race whole words yellow race
Page 37 - The man Of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. Power, like a desolating pestilence, Pollutes whate'er it touches ; and obedience, Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame, A mechanized automaton.
Page 208 - Artistic genius, which is equally foreign to each of the three great types, arose only after the intermarriage of white and black. Again, in the Malayan variety, a human family was produced from the yellow and black races that had more intelligence than either of its ancestors.
Page 138 - It appears therefore past all doubt, that a race of people may be propagated by this man, having such rugged coats or coverings as himself: and, if this should ever happen, and the accidental original be forgotten, 'tis not improbable they might be deemed a different species of mankind...
Page 210 - It shows us that all civilizations derive from the white race, that none can exist without its help, and that a society is great and brilliant only so far as it preserves the blood of the noble group that created it, provided that this group itself belongs to the most illustrious branch of our species
Page 206 - ... sake of killing; and this human machine, in whom it is so easy to arouse emotion, shows, in face of suffering, either a monstrous indifference or a cowardice that seeks a voluntary refuge in death. The yellow race is the exact opposite of this type. The skull points forward, not backward. The forehead is wide and bony, often high and projecting. The shape of the face is triangular, the nose and chin showing none of the coarse protuberances that mark the negro. There is further a general proneness...
Page 124 - But saying o'er what I have said before : My child is yet a stranger in the world ; She hath not seen the change of fourteen years i Let two more summers wither in their pride Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.
Page 37 - Why then, in the course of ages, has he not invented printing or steam power? I should be quite justified in asking our Huron why, if he is equal to our European peoples, his tribe has never produced a Caesar or a Charlemagne among its warriors, and why his bards and sorcerers have, in some inexplicable way, neglected to become Homers and Galens
Page 96 - The popular works of the country are greatly cheaper than ours ; they have no taxes on literature, and three or four volumes of any ordinary work, of the octavo size and shape, may be had for a sum equivalent to two shillings. 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. The cheapness of their common literature is occasioned partly by the mode of printing, but partly also by the low price of...
Page 33 - I can say positively that a people will never die, if it remains eternally composed of the same national elements.
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