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

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

by Robert C. Davis
     
 

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--perhaps for the first time--the actual extent of Barbary Coast slavery, the dynamic relationship between master

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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--perhaps for the first time--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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403945518
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/27/2004
Series:
Early Modern History Series
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
557,587
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgements
Part One: White Slavery
• How Many Slaves?
• Slave Taking and Slave Breaking
Part Two: Barbary
• Slave Labour
• Slaves' Life
Part Three: Italy
• The Home Front
• Celebrating Slavery

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