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Carmen Fracchia

Laurea (Siena), PhD (London)

Reader in Hispanic Art History

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School of Arts
Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

Tel: 020 7631 6147


REVIEWS OF CARMEN FRACCHIA'S BOOK, 'Black but Human': Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019), 256 pages. ISBN  9780198767978

"Almost every page has some new, revealing insights....I whole heartedly recommended this book, unreservedly." - Michael Ohajuru, Black Africans in Renaissance Europe

"A wonderful, scholarly, imaginative and necessary work [...] It profoundly develops our understanding of the semiotic construction of the black body [...] The work on the miracle of the black leg is extraordinary. [...] It has finally done justice to Velazquez, Juan de Pareja [...]This book has made available a hitherto neglected mini archive within the study of the visual cultures generated by Atlantic slavery." - Marcus Wood, University of Sussex

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