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Published: 10 December 2019

256 Pages | numerous black and white and colour images

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198767978

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'Black but Human'

Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700

Carmen Fracchia

  • The first book about the visual representations of African slaves and ex-slaves in Spain during the Hapsburg dynasty, when the enslaved population reached two million
  • Offers a new approach to the problematization of depictions of Afro-Hispanics slaves and ex-slaves
  • Creates a new and selected visual archive of the representations of Afro-Hispanic slaves and ex-slaves, showing that this imagery both embodies and reproduces hegemonic visions of Afro-Hispanic slaves and ex-slaves
  • Provides material for critical and emancipatory practices by Afro-Hispanic slaves and ex-slaves themselves
  • Constructs an account of the material culture of slavery based on archival sources