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African Europeans: An Untold History

Author: Olivette Otele.

African Europeans: An Untold History

Author: Olivette Otele.

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Item #: D41086
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Publication Date: 2023
ISBN: 9781541619678
Conventional wisdom holds that Africans are a comparatively recent presence in Europe. But Olivette Otele debunks this, and uncovers a long history of Europeans of African descent. Along the way, Otele introduces such figures as Saint Maurice, a third-century Egyptian who became the leader of a Roman legion; Alessandro de Medici, a Florentine duke who is tho... More
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Conventional wisdom holds that Africans are a comparatively recent presence in Europe. But Olivette Otele debunks this, and uncovers a long history of Europeans of African descent. Along the way, Otele introduces such figures as Saint Maurice, a third-century Egyptian who became the leader of a Roman legion; Alessandro de Medici, a Florentine duke who is thought to have been born to a free African woman; and Jeanne Duval, the Creole muse of French poet Charles Baudelaire.


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