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.
Thomas roots the notion of "moral simpleton" less with the work of individual racialist theorists such as Gobineau or Chamberlain and more with a negative appraisal of black persons which has pervaded Western history generally.
Scientific," or better yet, scientistic racism and ethnic chauvinism are genuine Western European products and predate the explicitly racist theories of Gobineau and Chamberlain.
A Prussian diplomat and historian, Niebuhr was credited by Comte Arthur de Gobineau, France's chief 19th-century advocate of Northern white superiority, with providing to those who were searching for the causes of Europe's midcentury upheavals "an analytical tool of marvelous delicacy.
So, too, do the ethnographic hierarchies of Gobineau, Renan and Humboldt show up in nineteenth-century French fiction.
The Great Powers and Eastern Europe (New York: American Book Company, 1953); (editor) Tocqueville: The European Revolution and Correspondence with Gobineau (New York: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1959); A History of the Cold War (New York: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1961); Decline and Rise of Europe (New York: Doubleday Anchor Books 1965);A New history of the Cold War(New York: Doubleday Anchor Books,1966); Historical Consciousness (New York: Harper and Row,1968); The passing of the Modern Age (New York.
Joseph de Maistre y Arthur de Gobineau interesaban como precursores de Charles Maurras y Drieu la Rochelle.
De Gobineau, seeing in the majority of white people only contaminated beings starts singing a hymn of desolation ".
A partisan of the Bourbons dethroned in 1830, Gobineau was in 1849 chef de cabinet for Alexis de Tocqueville, and in 1859 he spent several months in Newfoundland as a member of an international commission interpreting French fishing rights.
I was further warned that Michael Riffaterre had worked on Gobineau for his own dissertation, and thus people sometimes mingled the views of Gobineau--particularly his condescending views of the Orient and the Orientals--with those of Riffaterre.
The influence of Gobineau and other racialists would indeed come later, but many educated Russians indeed conceived of the differences separating them from non-Russians and even the peasantry as "essentialist" or "natural.
Racialist theories, primarily consisting of arguments for biological European superiority, were used in the sixteenth century to justify the African slave trade at its beginnings, resurfaced in the eighteenth and nineteenth with Hegel, Gobineau, and imperialism's "civilizing mission," and were transformed by Nazism into the systematic false science of Aryan genetic superiority.