African Europeans An Untold History

Author: Olivette Otele
Homepage 9781787381919

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A dazzling history of Africans in Europe, revealing their unacknowledged role in shaping the continent



Conventional wisdom holds that Africans are only a recent presence in Europe. But in African Europeans, renowned historian Olivette Otele debunks this and uncovers a long history of Europeans of African descent. From the third century, when the Egyptian Saint Maurice became the leader of a Roman legion, all the way up to the present, Otele explores encounters between those defined as "Africans" and those called "Europeans." She gives equal attention to the most prominent figures--like Alessandro de Medici, the first duke of Florence thought to have been born to a free African woman in a Roman village--and the untold stories--like the lives of dual-heritage families in Europe's coastal trading towns.



African Europeans is a landmark celebration of this integral, vibrantly complex slice of European history, and will redefine the field for years to come.