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Contents Preface ix 1 · beginnings Questioning the Mosaic Record 1 2 · heresy Isaac La Peyrère and the Pre-Adamite Scandal 26 3 · polity The Cultural Politics of the Adamic Narrative 52 4 · apologetics Pre-Adamism and the Harmony of Science and Religion 80 5 · anthropology Adam, Adamites, and the Science of Ethnology 109 6 · ancestors Evolution and the Birth of Adam 137 7 · bloodlines Pre-Adamism and the Politics of Racial Supremacy 169 8 · shadows The Continuing Legacy of Pre-Adamite Discourse 201 9 · dimensions Concluding Reflections 219 Notes 225 Bibliography 255 Index 287 This page intentionally left blank ...


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