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Exploration, Exploitation and Enlightenment (1680 - 1820 AD)

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Neil MacGregor goes back to the 18th century to look at the Age of the European Enlightenment, through five objects from different cultures around the world.

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Comments [1]

fuva from Harlemworld

So, you're equating the African and European participation in the slave trade? And you're proposing a choice between seeing this drum as an artifact of brutality or an artifact of heroic survival against all odds? As if one view can exist without the other? Fantastic.

May. 09 2012 12:21 PM

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