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Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World

Editors: Campbell, Gwyn (Ed.)

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  • Presents the first serious study of the relationship between bondage and climate
  • Comprises essays from leading experts on the history of bondage in the Indian Ocean world
  • Examines the complex set of environmental, economic, and political conditions which have helped to drive and shape human bondage in the Indian Ocean world 
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About this book

Monsoon rains, winds, and currents have shaped patterns of production and exchange in the Indian Ocean world (IOW) for centuries. Consequently, as this volume demonstrates, the environment has also played a central role in determining the region’s systems of bondage and human trafficking. Contributors trace intricate links between environmental forces, human suffering, and political conditions, examining how they have driven people into servile labour and shaped the IOW economy. They illuminate the complexities of IOW bondage with case studies, drawn chiefly from the mid-eighteenth century, on Sudan, Cape Colony, Réunion, China, and beyond, where chattel slavery (as seen in the Atlantic world) represented only one extreme of a wide spectrum of systems of unfree labour. The array of factors examined here, including climate change, environmental disaster, disease, and market forces, are central to IOW history—and to modern-day forms of human bondage.

About the authors

Gwyn Campbell is Canada Research Chair and Founding Director of the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University, Canada. He is also the editor of the Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies, and a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award (2017-2019).

Reviews

“The long-term climate cycles of the rather expansive “Indian Ocean World” covered here, citing an impressive array of technical climate studies, attempts to distinguish debt-bondage from slavery … . World historians of many persuasions will accordingly find useful reminders of the climate component … in which they work and of the essential historicity of slaving.” (Joseph C. Miller, Journal of World History, Vol. 29 (4), December, 2018)



“This is a fascinating and important volume that challenges us to see how environmental conditions, along with systems of rule, helped shape practices of servitude in the Indian Ocean world. Brought together under the expert guidance of Gwyn Campbell, these rich chapters bring to life the specific effects of the relationship between political-economic policies and human struggles with climate, production, and debt.” (Mandana Limbert, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The Graduate Center at CUNY, USA)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World

    Pages 1-32

    Campbell, Gwyn

  • Abolition in the Midst of Turmoil: The Case of the Tang Emperor Wu Zong (814–846 CE)

    Pages 33-47

    Kydd, Ronald

  • Environment and Enslavement in Highland Madagascar, 1500–1750: The Case for the Swahili Slave Export Trade Reassessed

    Pages 49-78

    Campbell, Gwyn

  • Volcanoes, Refugees, and Raiders: The 1765 Macaturin Eruption and the Rise of the Iranun

    Pages 79-100

    Warren, James Francis

  • The Environment and Slave Resistance in the Cape Colony

    Pages 101-121

    Worden, Nigel

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World
Editors
  • Gwyn Campbell
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70028-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70028-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70027-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88878-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 304
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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