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- Reconstructs the lives of enslaved women and men, showing how they contributed to medieval Yemen’s society, economy and politics
- Provides detailed information on slave trading between East Africa and Yemen in the 13th century
- Highlights the gendered nature of slavery by analyzing the complex social identities and positions of eunuchs (castrated slaves) and concubines (female slaves used by their owners for sex)
- Includes a study of the Najahids (1021-1158 CE), a little-known Yemeni dynasty founded by Ethiopian slaves
- Adds historical depth to current debates on social and racial hierarchies in modern Yemen
In: Professional Mobility in Islamic Societies (700-1750)
In: Professional Mobility in Islamic Societies (700-1750)
In: Professional Mobility in Islamic Societies (700-1750)
In: Professional Mobility in Islamic Societies (700-1750)
In: Professional Mobility in Islamic Societies (700-1750)
In: Professional Mobility in Islamic Societies (700-1750)
In: Professional Mobility in Islamic Societies (700-1750)
In: Professional Mobility in Islamic Societies (700-1750)
In: Professional Mobility in Islamic Societies (700-1750)