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Holy war and human bondage : tales of Christian-Muslim slavery in the early-modern Mediterranean

Author: Robert C Davis
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger/ABC-CLIO, ©2009.
Series: Praeger series on the early modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Slavery in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries was not based solely on race or practiced only in the Americas. Faith slaves, both Christian and Muslim, were held in bondage by the thousands in places as diverse as Algiers, Tunis, Constantinople, Seville, Malta, and Naples. Holy War and Human Bondage tells how this pervasive servitude involved, connected, and divided those on both sides of the Mediterranean. The work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Davis
ISBN: 9780275989507 027598950X
OCLC Number: 317697775
Description: xi, 316 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: From the journal of John Foss, American --
Race slavery and faith slavery --
Rue, Britannia --
Slaves come and slaves go --
One spring night in Pratica --
Fear of the horizon --
The family La Cueva --
All against all --
Sieur Chastelet des Boys, knight, and water carrier --
Private slaves --
Slave of the Grand Duke --
State slaves --
What Lady Mary saw --
Behind latticed windows and damasked halls --
The passion of Pierre Dan --
The lucky ones.
Series Title: Praeger series on the early modern world.
Responsibility: Robert C. Davis.

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Presents the story of institutionalized bondage on both sides of the Mediterranean from 1500 to 1800, as it involved, connected, and divided men and women, Christians and Muslims, Jews and  Read more...

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"This book challenges scholars to incorporate Mediterranean slavery into their analyses, and solidifies Davis's status as the most important English-language scholar working on Mediterranean Read more...

 
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