Thursday, June 15, 2023

The Palgrave Handbook of Global Slavery throughout History

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  • Presents concise introductions to slavery in different settings, appealing to all interested in the history of slavery

  • Encourages comparison between slave systems across the world, an increasing trend in the study of slavery

  • Highlights issues that affected slave systems during certain time periods through thematic ‘injections’

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

This open access handbook takes a comparative and global approach to analyse the practice of slavery throughout history. To understand slavery - why it developed, and how it functioned in various societies – is to understand an important and widespread practice in world civilisations. With research traditionally being dominated by the Atlantic world, this collection aims to illuminate slavery that existed in not only the Americas but also ancient, medieval, North and sub-Saharan African, Near Eastern, and Asian societies. Connecting civilisations through migration, warfare, trade routes and economic expansion, the practice of slavery integrated countries and regions through power-based relationships, whilst simultaneously dividing societies by class, race, ethnicity and cultural group. Uncovering slavery as a globalising phenomenon, the authors highlight the slave-trading routes that crisscrossed Africa, helped integrate the Mediterranean world, connected Indian Ocean societies and fused the Atlantic world. Split into five parts, the handbook portrays the evolution of slavery from antiquity to the contemporary era and encourages readers to realise similarities and differences between various manifestations of slavery throughout history. Providing a truly global coverage of slavery, and including thematic injections within each chronological part, this handbook is a comprehensive and transnational resource for all researchers interested in slavery, the history of labour, and anthropology.


  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ancient Societies (to 500 C.E.)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-16
    2. Mesopotamian Slavery

      • Seth Richardson
      Pages 17-39Open Access
    3. Ancient Egyptian Slavery

      • Ella Karev
      Pages 41-66Open Access
    4. Slavery in Ancient Greece

      • Kostas Vlassopoulos
      Pages 67-85Open Access
    5. Slavery in the Roman Empire

      • Noel Lenski
      Pages 87-107Open Access
    6. Injection: An Archaeological Approach to Slavery

      • Catherine M. Cameron
      Pages 109-119Open Access
  3. Medieval Societies (500–1500 C.E.)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-122
    2. Slavery in the Byzantine Empire

      • Youval Rotman
      Pages 123-137Open Access
    3. Slavery in Medieval Arabia

      • Magdalena Moorthy Kloss
      Pages 139-158Open Access
    4. Slavery in the Black Sea Region

      • Hannah Barker
      Pages 159-178Open Access
    5. Slavery in the Western Mediterranean

      • Juliane Schiel
      Pages 179-193Open Access
    6. The Question of Slavery in the Inca State

      • Karoline Noack, Kerstin Nowack
      Pages 195-213Open Access
    7. Injection: A Gender Perspective on Domestic Slavery

      • Ruth Mazo Karras
      Pages 215-224Open Access
  4. Early Modern Societies (1500–1800 C.E.)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-226
    2. Slavery in the Mediterranean

      • Giulia Bonazza
      Pages 227-242Open Access
    3. Slavery in the Ottoman Empire

      • Hayri Gökşin Özkoray
      Pages 243-258Open Access
    4. Slavery in the Holy Roman Empire

      • Josef Köstlbauer
      Pages 259-277Open Access
    5. Slavery and Serfdom in Muscovy and the Russian Empire

      • Hans-Heinrich Nolte, Elena Smolarz
      Pages 279-296Open Access



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