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Slaves and Slave Agency in the Ottoman Empire

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Given that the classical binary of 'slavery' and 'freedom' is derived from the transatlantic experience, the volume strives for an alternative approach by examining asymmetric dependency structures in the Ottoman Empire. A closer look at the various levels of the Ottoman social order brings to light a variety of conditions for enslavement practices rather than a single universal pattern. The authors of this volume examine various forms of dependency with a particular focus on agency, i.e. the room for maneuver of the ...

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Slaves and Slave Agency in the Ottoman Empire
2020, V&R Unipress, Goettingen

ISBN-13: 9783847110378


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