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Envisioning The Worst: Representations of "Hottentots" in Early-Modern England

by Linda E. Merians

         ISBN: 978-0874137385

         Published in 2001


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This book examines early modern English constructions of "Hottentots" as humanity's most base and beastly people. The book presents the entire course of pre-colonial literary and visual representations of "Hottentots" written from the end of the sixteenth century until the opening decades of the nineteenth century.
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