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Divisions of Mankind Considered as Kingdom of Man, in Four Principle Races—Digression on the White Race—Object of this Work

I’ve added a new chapter to Fabre d’Olivet‘s Hermeneutic Interpretation of the Origin of the Social State of Man and of the Destiny of the Adamic Race, the first chapter of book one, “Divisions of Mankind Considered as Kingdom of Man, in Four Principle Races—Digression on the White Race—Object of this Work“.

I was planning on posting quotes from this today, but honestly I’m having such a complete semantic allergy to all the blather about race that I just can’t bring myself to sift through this chapter to find quotes that don’t make me want to puke. So, you know, check it out, if you want; it’s one of those things that is interesting more because of what it demonstrates about the author and the prevailing attitudes of the time in which the author was writing than the content in and of itself; but, I personally find the content of this chapter kind of reprehensible intellectually and emotionally.

This chapter seems more like a great introduction to the more backward ideas in the works of Robert E. Howard than something useful to me personally in my studies. I hope the rest of the book isn’t like this. I really had high hopes for this Fabre d’Olivet work. I may end up switching to one of his other works instead if this represents the character of the rest.