A Historical Guide to World Slavery

A Historical Guide to World Slavery

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Eminent scholars provide an overview of what we now know about slavery as an institution and way of life in cultures around the globe from ancient times to the present day. Drawing on the virtual explosion of empirical research and theoretical discussion of the subject over the past thirty years, many of the articles overturn conventional wisdom and illuminate little-known aspects of the subject, with essays on topics such as concubinage, eunuchs, occupational mobility.show more

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  • Hardback | 456 pages
  • 198.1 x 261.1 x 43.7mm | 1,303.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 195th ed.
  • numerous halftones
  • 0195120914
  • 9780195120912

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"An indispensable guide to the study of slavery and other forms of coerced labor in the broadest geographical and temporal perspectives."--Robert W. Fogel, Walgreen Professor of Population Economics, The University of Chicago"[T]his guide does what all the best reference works do: it not only reflects the current state of knowledge and understanding but highlights contentious issues and suggests possibilities for further research...This is a guide which will serve students of world slavery very well for many years to come."--Times Literary Supplementshow more

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