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Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East : Publications on the Near East - Ehud R. Toledano

Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East

Publications on the Near East

Paperback Published: 1st December 1997
ISBN: 9780295976426
Number Of Pages: 204
For Ages: 22+ years old

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In the Ottoman Empire, many members of the ruling elite were legally slaves of the sultan and therefore could, technically, be ordered to surrender their labor, their property, or their lives at any moment. Nevertheless, slavery provided a means of social mobility, conferring status and political power within the military, the bureaucracy, or the domestic household and formed an essential part of patronage networks. Ehud R. Toledano's exploration of slavery from the Ottoman viewpoint is based on extensive research in British, French, and Turkish archives and offers rich, original, and important insights into Ottoman life and thought.

In an attempt to humanize the narrative and take it beyond the plane of numbers, tables and charts, Toledano examines the situations of individuals representing the principal realms of Ottoman slavery, female harem slaves, the sultan's military and civilian kuls, court and elite eunuchs, domestic slaves, Circassian agricaultural slaves, slave dealers, and slave owners. Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East makes available new and significantly revised studies on nineteenth-century Middle Eastern slavery and suggests general approaches to the study of slavery in different cultures.

Introduction: Ottoman Slavery and the Slave TradeKul/Harem Slavery: The Men, the Women, the Eunuchs
The Other Face of Harem Bondage: Abuse and Redress
Agricultural Slavery among Ottoman Circassians
Slavery and Abolition: The Battle of Images
Discourses on Ottoman and Ottoman-Arab Slavery
Conclusion: Ottoman Slavery in World Slavery
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ISBN: 9780295976426
ISBN-10: 029597642X
Series: Publications on the Near East
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st December 1997
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.34  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3