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Early Modern History: Society and Culture

Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters

White Slavery in the Mediterranean, The Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800

Authors: Davis, R.

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This is a study that digs deeply into this 'other' slavery, the bondage of Europeans by North-African Muslims that flourished during the same centuries as the heyday of the trans-Atlantic trade from sub-Saharan Africa to the Americas. Here are explored the actual extent of Barbary Coast slavery, the dynamic relationship between master and slave, and the effects of this slaving on Italy, one of the slave takers' primary targets and victims.

About the authors

ROBERT C. DAVIS is a Professor of Italian Social History at the Ohio State University. He has previously researched and written on gender in Renaissance Italian cities, on the shipbuilders of the Venetian state arsenal, on various forms of sport in Renaissance Venice, and on past and present-day tourism in Venice.

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'Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters is about a subject of immense importance, which has been strangely neglected...It is very well researched, and... at a time of unprecedented interest in racial slavery in America, it is interesting to read a crucial and informative preview to that subject.' - David Brion Davis, Yale University


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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-333-71966-4
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Softcover $40.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters
Book Subtitle
White Slavery in the Mediterranean, The Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern History: Society and Culture
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-71966-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4551-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 246
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