Agony of Asar A Thesis on Slavery by the Former Slave, Jacobus Eliza Johannes 1717-1747

ISBN-10: 1558761268

ISBN-13: 9781558761261

Edition: 2001

Authors: Jacobus E. Capitein, Grant Parker, Grant Parker

List price: $22.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


Represents the first scholarly work by an African on the subject of slavery, originally presented as the author's thesis at Leyden University, 1742. Capitein analyzes the concept of freedom in scripture and concludes that it is spiritual rather than physical, and therefore has no civic consequences. He provides a sweeping genealogy of western thought on slavery, citing texts from the Bible, from Greco-Roman antiquity, and from early modern Europe. Translator Grant Parker's commentary includes a brief survey of African intellectuals in 18th-century Europe. Includes a facsimile of the original text. Lacks a subject index. Parker is affiliated with Duke University. c. Book News Inc.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Forewordp. vii
The Agony of Asar: an introduction to the life and work of Capiteinp. 1
A life: servitude and aftermathp. 7
An orphan in the Netherlandsp. 7
Unhappy returns: Elmina, 1742-1747p. 11
Potentially parallel lives: Equiano and Capiteinp. 17
The West Indies Company and the Dutch slave tradep. 19
The birth and slow demise of a seaborne empirep. 19
White man's burden: Christian missionp. 33
Capitein's writings in overviewp. 38
Missiologyp. 38
A scholar and an Africanp. 43
Capitein's dissertation in contextp. 56
A history of Ham's curse: Christianity and slaveryp. 56
Antislavery sentiment in the Netherlandsp. 66
Conclusionsp. 73
Defining slavery: ownership and social deathp. 73
Jacobus Elisa Johannes Capitein: Political-theological dissertation examining the question: Is slavery compatible with Christian freedom or not?p. 79
Preface: To the readerp. 81
Which defines slavery and proposes the subject of inquiryp. 95
Which explores the ancient origin of slavery and shows that nearly all societies made use of itp. 97
Which proves that slavery and Christianity are not antitheticalp. 103
Two prefaces to Capitein's translation of religious textsp. 133
[The translator] to the Christian readerp. 133
The publisher to the readerp. 134
African intellectuals in 18th-century Europep. 136
Capitein and his world: a select bibliographyp. 153
Abbreviations used in the endnotesp. 157
Notes to the introductionp. 158
Notes to Capitein's dissertationp. 171
Indexp. 181
The Atlantic world in the early 18th centuryp. 22
The Guinea Coastp. 22
The Netherlandsp. 23
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.