Red A Natural History of the Redhead

by Jacky Colliss Harvey

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month History The Real World

Red A Natural History of the Redhead Synopsis

Jacky Colliss Harvey explores red hair in the ancient world, the prejudice manifested 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.

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ISBN: 9781925266399
Publication date: 02/06/2016
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781925266399
Publication date: 2nd June 2016
Author: Jacky Colliss Harvey
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History, The Real World,
Categories: Social & cultural history, General & world history, Physical anthropology,

About Jacky Colliss Harvey

Jacky Colliss Harvey is a writer and editor. She studied English at Cambridge University and art history at the Courtauld Institute. She has worked in museum publishing for the last 20 years and is a commentator and reviewer who speaks in both the UK and abroad on the arts and popular culture. Her red hair has also found her an alternative career as a life model and a film extra playing everything from a society lady in Atonement to a Parisian whore in Bel-Ami. She lives in London.

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