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Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters : White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800 - Robert C. Davis

Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters

White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800

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This is a study that digs deeply into this 'other' slavery, the bondage of Europeans by North-African Muslims that flourished during the same centuries as the heyday of the trans-Atlantic trade from sub-Saharan Africa to the Americas. Here are explored the actual extent of Barbary Coast slavery, the dynamic relationship between master and slave, and the effects of this slaving on Italy, one of the slave takers' primary targets and victims.

'Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters is about a subject of immense importance, which has been strangely neglected...It is very well researched, and... at a time of unprecedented interest in racial slavery in America, it is interesting to read a crucial and informative preview to that subject.' - David Brion Davis, Yale University

List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Some Currency Conversionsp. viii
Some Exemplary Pricesp. xi
Tablesp. xiv
Introduction and Acknowledgmentsp. xxiv
White Slavery
How Many Slaves?p. 3
Slave Taking and Slave Breakingp. 27
Barbary
Slave Laborp. 69
Slaves' Lifep. 103
Italy
The Home Frontp. 139
Celebrating Slaveryp. 175
Notesp. 194
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9781403945518
ISBN-10: 1403945519
Series: Early Modern History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 16th September 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.97  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1