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Speaking of slavery : color, ethnicity, and human bondage in Italy

Author: Steven Epstein
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001.
Series: Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this Work, Steven A. Epstein shows that the ways Italians employ words and think about race and labor are profoundly affected by the language used in medieval Italy to sustain a system of slavery. The author's findings about the surprising persistence of the "language of slavery" demonstrate the difficulty of escaping the legacy of a shameful past." "For Epstein, language is crucial to understanding slavery, for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Epstein
ISBN: 9781501725135 1501725130
OCLC Number: 1030892983
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 215 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: The language of slavery --
The language of the law --
The human behavior of slavery --
The language of the great economy.
Series Title: Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
Responsibility: Steven A. Epstein.

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The language of slavery is the last but steep price any society must pay for having tolerated the institution and profited from it.... The hypocrisies, the racism, the sexism, the brutality bound up  Read more...

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