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Red: A Natural History of the Redhead

Red: A Natural History of the Redhead (Hardback, Main)

By Harvey, Jacky Colliss

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A New York Times bestseller, Red is the first book to explore the history of red hair and red-headedness throughout the world. With an obsessive fascination that is as contagious as it is compelling, Jacky Colliss Harvey explores red hair in the ancient world, the prejudice manif...ested against redheads across medieval Europe, and red hair during the Renaissance as both an indicator of Jewishness and the height of fashion in Protestant England, thanks to Elizabeth I. Colliss Harvey also examines depictions of red hair in art and literature, looks at modern medicine and the genetic decoding of redheads, and considers red hair in contemporary culture, from advertising to 'gingerism' and bullying. More than just a book for redheads, Red is a fascinating social and cultural celebration of a rich and mysterious genetic quirk.
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ISBN 9781838956950
Publisher Atlantic Books
Format Hardback, Main
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781838956950
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Harvey, Jacky Colliss
Category History
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 391.5
Weight 395g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Redheads - History
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly