Holy War and Human Bondage: Tales of Christian-Muslim Slavery in the Early-Modern Mediterranean: Tales of Christian-Muslim Slavery in the Early-Modern Mediterranean

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ABC-CLIO, 1 juil. 2009 - 316 pages

Holy War and Human Bondage: Tales of Christian-Muslim Slavery in the Early-Modern Mediterranean tells a story unfamiliar to most modern readers—how this pervasive servitude involved, connected, and divided those on both sides of the Mediterranean. The work explores how men and women, Christians and Muslims, Jews and sub-Saharan Africans experienced their capture and bondage, while comparing what they went through with what black Africans endured in the Americas.

Drawing heavily on archival sources not previously available in English, Holy War and Human Bondage teems with personal and highly felt stories of Muslims and Christians who personally fell into captivity and slavery, or who struggled to free relatives and co-religionists in bondage.

In these pages, readers will discover how much race slavery and faith slavery once resembled one other and how much they overlapped in the Early-Modern mind. Each produced its share of personal suffering and social devastation—yet the whims of history have made the one virtually synonymous with human bondage while confining the other to almost complete oblivion.

 

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Table des matières

Chapter 1 From the Journal of John Foss American
1
Chapter 2 Race Slavery and Faith Slavery
9
Chapter 3 Rue Britannia
29
Chapter 4 Slaves Come and Slaves Go
37
Chapter 5 One Spring Night in Pratica
67
Chapter 6 Fear of the Horizon
75
Chapter 7 The Family La Cueva
103
Chapter 8 All Against All
111
Chapter 11 Slave of the Grand Duke
175
Chapter 12 State Slaves
181
Chapter 13 What Lady Mary Saw
217
Chapter 14 Behind Latticed Windows and Damasked Halls
223
Chapter 15 The Passion of Pierre Dan
253
Chapter 16 The Lucky Ones
263
Notes
293
Bibliography
303

Chapter 9 Sieur Chastelet des Boys Knight and Water Carrier
139
Chapter 10 Private Slaves
147

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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Robert C. Davis is professor of Italian Renaissance and Early-Modern Mediterranean history at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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