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Slave Systems Ancient and Modern

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ISBN-10: 0521881838

ISBN-13: 9780521881838

Edition: 2008

Authors: Enrico Dal Lago, Constantina Katsari

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Ground-breaking edited collection charting the rise and fall of forms of unfree labour in the ancient Mediterranean and in the modern Atlantic, employing the methodology of comparative history. The eleven chapters in the book deal with conceptual issues and different approaches to historical comparison, and include specific case-studies ranging from the ancient forms of slavery of classical Greece and of the Roman empire to the modern examples of slavery that characterised the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. The results demonstrate both how much the modern world has inherited from the ancient in regard to ideology and practice of slavery; and also how many of the issues and…    
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Book details

List price: $132.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/13/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 390
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.518

Enrico Dal Lago teaches American History at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the author of Agrarian Elites: American Slaveholders and Southern Italian Landowners, 1815-1861 (2005) and co-editor of and contributor to three additional books on slavery. He is completing a monograph comparing American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison with Italian nationalist Giuseppe Mazzini.

Constantina Katsari is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Leicester and a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society. Her publications include numerous articles and reviews on the Roman economy, comparative slavery and ancient identities, as well as three co-edited books: Patterns in the Economy of Roman Asia Minor (2005, co-edited with Stephen Mitchell), Slave Systems: Ancient and Modern (2008, co-edited with Enrico Dal Lago) and From Captivity to Freedom: Themes in Ancient and Modern Slavery (2008, co-edited with Enrico Dal Lago).

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Acknowledgments
Slavery, Slave Systems, World History, and Comparative History
The study of ancient and modern slave systems: setting an agenda for comparison
Slavery, gender, and work in the pre-modern world and early Greece: a cross-cultural analysis
Slaving as historical process: examples from the ancient Mediterranean and the modern Atlantic
Economics and Technology of Ancient and Modern Slave Systems
The comparative economics of slavery in the Greco-Roman world
Slavery and technology in pre-industrial contexts
Comparing or interlinking? Economic comparisons of early nineteenth-century slave systems in the Americas in historical perspective
Ideologies and Practices of Management in Ancient and Modern Slavery
Ideal models of slave management in the Roman world and in the ante-bellum American South
Panis, disciplina, et opus servo: the Jesuit ideology in Portuguese America and Greco-Roman ideas of slavery
Exiting Slave Systems
Processes of exiting the slave systems: a typology
Emancipation schemes: different ways of ending slavery
Slavery and Unfree Labour, Ancient and Modern
Spartiates, helots and the direction of the agrarian economy: toward an understanding of helotage in comparative perspective
Bibliography
Index