Slaveries of the first millennium

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In a world where princesses found themselves enslaved, kidnapped boys became army generals, and biblical Joseph was a role model, this book narrates the formation of the Middle Ages from the point of view of slavery, and outlines a new approach to enhance our understanding of modern forms of enslavement. Offering an analysis of recent scholarship and an array of sources, never before studied together, from distinct societies and cultures of the first millennium, it challenges the traditional dichotomy between ancient and medieval slaveries. Revealing the dynamic, versatile, and adaptable character of slavery it presents an innovative definition of slavery as a historical process.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeeds
PublisherARC Humanities Press
Number of pages136
ISBN (Electronic)1641891718, 1641899298
ISBN (Print)9781641891714, 1641891734
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NamePast imperfect (ARC Humanities Press)
PublisherArc Humanities Press

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Slavery -- History -- To 1500
  • עבדות -- היסטוריה -- עד 1500
  • عبودية -- التاريخ -- نحو 1500


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