Jean-Loup Chiflet presents the French edition of the Atlas of Prejudice on Frédéric Taddeï’s Europe 1 Social Club show. The broadcast is in French and the section starts at 1:00:00. The book was published by Éditions Les Arènes on October 8 in France and will come out in Canada on October 12.

Mesdames and messieurs, the Atlas of Prejudice Volume 1 is finally available in the language of love, adultery, and posh agriculture!

“In the pre-Columbian days people must have stared at the horizon with the same sense of wonder with which we look at the vastness of interstellar space.”
Chasing the Horizon, an excerpt from the Atlas of Prejudice, Volume 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.

Suleiman the Magnificent’s Facebook news feed from the English edition of the Atlas of Prejudice book by Yanko Tsvetkov, presenting the Mapping Stereotypes project.

“Ground mummy became as widely used as aspirin is today, at least among the people who could afford to pay for it. Francois I, the king of France himself, considered it a wonder medicine and always carried a pouch on his neck for emergencies.”
Chasing the Horizon, an excerpt from the Atlas of Prejudice, Volume 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.
“Mummies weren’t always rare. In fact, they were quite abundant until at least the 16th Century. Then, for the weirdest of reasons, the extremely civilized Europeans started eating them.”
Chasing the Horizon, an excerpt from the Atlas of Prejudice, Volume 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.
“The Vikings, who were hunting for narwhals in the cold Arctic waters, sold their tusks to the superstitious European nobility, advertising them as unicorn horns. Demand was high because the naïve Southerners were convinced beyond doubt that unicorns truly existed. Not that anybody had seen one. People just yearned to believe in made-up stories.”
Chasing the Horizon, an excerpt from the Atlas of Prejudice, Volume 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.
“In 982, less than a century after their arrival in Iceland, the Vikings reached Greenland. In 1000 they went even further and landed in Newfoundland, where they settled comfortably in a place called Vinland. The first known American with European parents was born soon after. His name was Snorri Thorfinnsson.”
Chasing the Horizon, an excerpt from the Atlas of Prejudice, Volume 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.