The Cambridge World History Of Slavery Volume 1 The Ancient Mediterranean World

Autore: Keith Bradley
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052184066X
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"Most societies in the past have had slaves, and almost all peoples have at some time in their pasts been both slaves as well as owners of slaves. Recent decades have seen a significant increase in our understanding of the historical role played by slavery and wide interest across a range of academic disciplines in the evolution of the institution. Exciting and innovative research methodologies have been developed, and numerous fruitful debates generated. Further, the study of slavery has come to providestrong connections between academic research and the wider public interest at a time when such links have in general been weak. The CambridgeWorld History of Slavery responds to these trends by providing for the first time, in four volumes, a comprehensive global history of this widespread phenomenon from the ancient world to the present day. Volume I surveys the history of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean world. Although chapters are devoted to the ancient Near East and the Jews, its principal concern is with the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. These are often considered as the first examples in world history of genuine slave societies because of the widespread prevalence of chattel slavery, which is argued to have been a cultural manifestation of the ubiquitous violence in societies typified by incessant warfare"--Provided by publisher.

Conquerors And Slaves

Autore: Keith Hopkins
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521281812
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The enormous size of the Roman empire and the length of time it endured call for an understanding of the institutions which sustained it. In this book, Keith Hopkins, who is both classicist and sociologist, uses various sociological concepts and methods to gain new insights into how traditional Roman institutions changed as the Romans acquired their empire. He examines the chain reactions resulting from increased wealth; various aspects of slavery, especially manumission and the cost of freedom; the curious phenomenon of the political power wielded by eunuchs at court; and in the final chapter he discusses the Roman emperor's divinity and the circulation of untrue stories, which were a currency of the political system. Professor Hopkins has developed an exciting approach to social questions in antiquity and his book should be of interest to all students of ancient history and of historical sociology.

I Was Born A Slave

Autore: Yuval Taylor
Editore: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556523319
Grandezza: 61,87 MB
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Gathers twenty of the most significant slave narratives published since the Civil War

The Historical Encyclopedia Of World Slavery

Autore: Junius P. Rodriguez
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0874368855
Grandezza: 10,77 MB
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Looks at historical arguments made for slavery and abolition, slavery systems in various countries, related legal cases, slave rebellions, slave biographies, the history of the slave trade, and the teachings of various religions concerning slavery

African Voices On Slavery And The Slave Trade Volume 1 The Sources

Autore: Alice Bellagamba
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521194709
Grandezza: 44,15 MB
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Though the history of slavery is a central topic for African, Atlantic world and world history, most of the sources presenting research in this area are European in origin. To cast light on African perspectives, and on the point of view of enslaved men and women, this group of top Africanist scholars has examined both conventional historical sources (such as European travel accounts, colonial documents, court cases, and missionary records) and less-explored sources of information (such as folklore, oral traditions, songs and proverbs, life histories collected by missionaries and colonial officials, correspondence in Arabic, and consular and admiralty interviews with runaway slaves). Each source has a short introduction highlighting its significance and orienting the reader. This first of two volumes provides students and scholars with a trove of African sources for studying African slavery and slave trade.

Freedom Volume 1 Series 1 The Destruction Of Slavery

Autore: Ira Berlin
Editore: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521229791
Grandezza: 20,29 MB
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This is the first of a series of documentary histories of emancipation designed to tell the story of the transit of black people from slavery to freedom in the United States. The series will provide a social history of emancipation, written in the words of the emancipated. This volume explains how black military service helped to destroy slavery, and how the experience of soldiering shaped the life of black people (in the army and out) during and after the war; it also provides a social history of black soldiers.


Autore: Milton Meltzer
Editore: Cowles Book Co
Grandezza: 77,52 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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Women And Slavery Africa The Indian Ocean World And The Medieval North Atlantic

Autore: Gwyn Campbell
Editore: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821417231
Grandezza: 62,12 MB
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The particular experience of enslaved women, across different cultures and many different eras is the focus of this work.


Autore: Jean Defaux
Editore: Cinebook
ISBN: 9781849181655
Grandezza: 38,66 MB
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Three children on Puerto Blanco struggle to survive on an island full of pirates--Emilio, a young servant disguised as a woman, Maria, the daughter of a Spanish grandee, and Raffy, the son of Captain Blackdog.