Monthly Archives: November 2012

Charles-Louis Montesquieu and the Indo-European Myth #4

Continuation of the previous part… We see a striking familiarity in Mosaic themes of ethnological discourse between the New French and British Orientalism and subsequent beginnings of Indo-European studies, and the Old French (Portuguese) Jesuit Orientalism. However, despite that similarity, … Continue reading

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Charles-Louis Montesquieu and the Indo-European Myth #3

Continuation of the previous part… Britain Biblical, or as Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Michigan Thomas Trautmann calls it, Mosaic ethnologists had a different opinion on the kinship of the European (and Indo-European) people to Noah’s … Continue reading

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What could you say, America just ate the Rattlesnake for breakfast…

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Charles-Louis Montesquieu and the Indo-European Myth #2

Continuation of the previous part… In Europe, in Middle Ages, consensus was reached that descendants of Shem populated Asia and formed social strata of Priests; Ham gave rise of African population and class of Servants; while Europeans and Nobility caste … Continue reading

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Charles-Louis Montesquieu and the Indo-European Myth #1

Continuation of the previous chapter… Of course in Montesquieu’s times the Indo-European theory, as well as the term itself didn’t exist yet. It took few more decades for the old school Orientalism of seventeenth-eighteenth centuries, sprinkled with the Enlightenment ideas, … Continue reading

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