Gobineau, Joseph Arthur, comte de

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Gobineau, Joseph Arthur, comte de

(zhôzĕf` ärtür` kôNt də gōbēnō`), 1816–82, French diplomat and man of letters. The chief early French proponent of the theory of Nordic supremacy, he was antidemocratic and anti-Semitic. His major work was Essai sur l'inégalité des races humaines (1853–55, tr. The Inequality of Human Races, 1915). He also wrote short stories, notably Nouvelles asiatiques (1876, tr. Five Oriental Tales, 1925).
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Gobineau in his great work, "L'Inegalite des Races Humaines", lays strong emphasis upon the evils which arise from promiscuous and inter-social marriages.
There was nothing uncultured or "lowbrow" about the Nazi and other Fascist leaderships in Europe of the 1930s, who derived their appalling doctrines from linguistic scientists like Jakob Grimm, anthropologists like Arthur de Gobineau, and philosophers like Friedrich Nietzsche.
Il suffit de penser ici, entre autres, a Franz Joseph Gall et sa pseudo science : la phrenologie, a Georges Vacher de Lapouge et sa theorie raciste des hommes, a Gobineau et son [beaucoup moins que] Essai sur l'inegalite des races humaines[beaucoup plus grand que], et plus recemment, a Fukuyama et son idee de la fin de l'Histoire, a Huntington et le [beaucoup moins que]Choc des civilisations[beaucoup plus grand que].
Asi, cabe recordar que la tesis decimononica de Gobineau y sus teorias mul-tirraciales asociadas a la categorizacion de superioridad moral e intelectual, impregnadas supuestamente en el "espiritu" de la raza blanca (geo-localizada), devinieron en la razon instrumentalizada que justifico las atrocidades de los regimenes fascistas y totalitaristas cuyas nefastas consecuencias se evidenciaron en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
One of the first works to thoroughly develop the theory of scientific racism was The Inequality Among the Races, published by the French Count Arthur de Gobineau between 1853 and 1855.
El hombre blanco europeo sirvio de modelo para establecer esa escala racial (De Pauw, Buffon, Taine, Gobineau, Le Bon y Renan, citados en Todorov, 1991, pp.
All the rest about Schlegel, Max Muller, Gobineau, and Chamberlain are merely interesting curiosities.
(14.) Arthur Gobineau, Essai sur I'inigalite des races humaines, vol 1 (Paris: Librairie de Firmin Oidot Freres, 1853), 49.