Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry

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Race and Slavery in the Middle East illuminates the legacy of slavery in the region where it lasted longest, from the days of warrior slaves and palace eunuchs and concubines to the final drive for abolition. Illustrated with outstanding reproductions of striking artwork, it casts a new light on this critical part of the world, and on the nature and interrelation of slavery and racial prejudice.
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Overview

Race and Slavery in the Middle East illuminates the legacy of slavery in the region where it lasted longest, from the days of warrior slaves and palace eunuchs and concubines to the final drive for abolition. Illustrated with outstanding reproductions of striking artwork, it casts a new light on this critical part of the world, and on the nature and interrelation of slavery and racial prejudice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195053265
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1992
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,047,068
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the author of several books, including The Muslim Discovery of Europe, The Assassins, and The Political Language of Islam

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    1. Hometown:
      Princeton, New Jersey
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 31, 1916
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of London, 1936; Diplome des Etudes Semitiques, University of Paris, 1937; Ph.D., University of London,

Table of Contents

1. Slavery
2. Race
3. Islam in Arabia
4. Prejudice and Piety, Literature and Law
5. Conquest and Enslavement
6. Ventures in Ethnology
7. The Discovery of Africa
8. In Black and White
9. Slaves in Arms
10. The Nineteenth Century and After
11. Abolition
12. Equality and Marriage
13. Image and Stereotype
14. Myth and Reality Notes Documents Sources of Illustrations Index

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