A Historical Guide to World Slavery

Synopsis

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 on 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, and occupational mobility.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • --John R. McKivigan
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1998