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African Europeans

African Europeans

An Untold Story

Author: Olivette Otele
Narrator: Olivette Otele
Duration: 08:37:03

A dazzling history of Africans in Europe, revealing their unacknowledged role in shaping the continent
 
Conventional wisdom holds that Africans are only a recent presence in Europe. But in African Europeans, renowned historian Olivette Otele debunks this and uncovers a long history of Europeans of African descent. From the third century, when the Egyptian Saint Maurice became the leader of a Roman legion, all the way up to the present, Otele explores encounters between those defined as "Africans" and those called "Europeans." She gives equal attention to the most prominent figures-like Alessandro de Medici, the first duke of Florence thought to have been born to a free African woman in a Roman village-and the untold stories-like the lives of dual-heritage families in Europe's coastal trading towns.
 
African Europeans is a landmark celebration of this integral, vibrantly complex slice of European history, and will redefine the field for years to come.

$64.99 Unit Price

ISBN: 9781549166181
SKU#: 42183
Release Date: June 4, 2021
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Genre: History
Duration: 08:37:03
Language: English