Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery

Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405188065
Format: PDF
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"The general introduction will provide the political and historical context for Greek and Roman slavery and briefly survey the institutions themselves. Each chapter will open with a section on "Background and Methodology." These will orient the reader for the chapter's "Case Studies," one from Greece and one from Rome--and sometimes a Hellenistic case--that would constitute the bulk of the book"--

Greek and Roman Slavery

Author: Professor Thomas E J Wiedemann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134970870
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Greek and Roman Slavery brings together fresh English translations of 243 texts and inscriptions on slavery from fifth and fourth century Greece and Rome. The material is arranged thematically, offering the reader a comprehensive review of the idea and practice of slavery in ancient civilization. In addition, a thorough bibliography for each chapter, as well as an extensive index, make this a valuable source for scholars and students.

Classical Slavery

Author: Moses I. Finley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131779205X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Slavery in Greece and Rome has always prompted comparisons with that of more recent history. This volume includes discussions of the relationship between war, piracy and slavery, early abolitionist movements as well as the supply and domestic aspects of slavery in these ancient societies.

The invention of ancient slavery

Author: Niall McKeown
Publisher: Duckbacks
Format: PDF
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Can the historian hope to reconstruct the life of ancient slaves, or just fragments of their image in Greek and Roman literature?

The Cambridge World History of Slavery Volume 1 The Ancient Mediterranean World

Author: Keith Bradley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052184066X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Most societies in the past have had slaves, and almost all peoples have at some time in their pasts been both slaves as well as owners of slaves. Recent decades have seen a significant increase in our understanding of the historical role played by slavery and wide interest across a range of academic disciplines in the evolution of the institution. Exciting and innovative research methodologies have been developed, and numerous fruitful debates generated. Further, the study of slavery has come to providestrong connections between academic research and the wider public interest at a time when such links have in general been weak. The CambridgeWorld History of Slavery responds to these trends by providing for the first time, in four volumes, a comprehensive global history of this widespread phenomenon from the ancient world to the present day. Volume I surveys the history of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean world. Although chapters are devoted to the ancient Near East and the Jews, its principal concern is with the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. These are often considered as the first examples in world history of genuine slave societies because of the widespread prevalence of chattel slavery, which is argued to have been a cultural manifestation of the ubiquitous violence in societies typified by incessant warfare"--Provided by publisher.

Ancient Slavery and Abolition

Author: Edith Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199574677
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Originating in a conference organised in 2007 by the Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome at Royal Holloway, University of London, and held at the British Library ... this accessible volume offers a pathbreaking study of the role played by the interpreters of ancient Greek and roman texts in the debates over the abolition of slavery. Focusing on Britain, North America, the Caribbean, and South Africa from the late 17th century, the essays examine the arguments of critics and defenders of slavery and legacy of slavery, in later periods." --Book jacket.