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Slavery in the Islamic Middle East

Slavery in the Islamic Middle East

Author: Shaun Elizabeth Marmon
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : M. Wiener, ©1999.
Series: Princeton papers, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Slavery, recognized and regulated by Islamic law, was an integral part of Muslim societies in the Middle East well into modern times. Recruited from the "Abode of War" by means of trade or warfare, slaves began their lives in the Islamic world as deracinated outsiders, described by Muslim jurists as being in a state like death, awaiting resurrection and rebirth through manumission. Many of these slaves were  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slavery in the Islamic Middle East.
Princeton, NJ : M. Wiener, ©1999
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Elizabeth Marmon
ISBN: 1558761683 9781558761681 1558761691 9781558761698
OCLC Number: 37675800
Description: x, 117 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Domestic slavery in the Mamluk empire : a preliminary sketch / Shaun E. Marmon --
A liminal state : slavery in sixteenth-century Istanbul / Yvonne J. Seng --
Islamic law and polemics over race and slavery in North and West Africa (16th-19th century) / John Hunwick --
Translation of Louis Franks' Mémoire sur le commerce des nègres au Kaire, et sur les maladies auxquelles ils sont sujets en y arrivant (1802) = Memoir on the traffic in Negroes in Cairo and on the illnesses to which they are subject upon arrival there / Michel Le Gall --
The Mamluks : the mainstay of Islam's military might / David Ayalon.
Series Title: Princeton papers, v. 7.
Responsibility: Shaun E. Marmon, editor.


An examination of the institution of slavery in Islam in a range of cultural settings. It discusses: the role of domestic slavery and clientage in mediaeval Egypt; the social and spatial mobility  Read more...


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