Christian slaves, Muslim masters : white slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800 /
Robert C. Davis.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
xxx, 246 p. : ill.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Robert C. Davis is Professor of Italian Social History, 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 tourism in Venice
Main Description
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--perhaps for the first time--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.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Some Currency Conversionsp. viii
Some Exemplary Pricesp. xi
Tablesp. xiv
Introduction and Acknowledgmentsp. xxiv
White Slavery
How Many Slaves?p. 3
Slave Taking and Slave Breakingp. 27
Slave Laborp. 69
Slaves' Lifep. 103
The Home Frontp. 139
Celebrating Slaveryp. 175
Notesp. 194
Indexp. 239
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