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John Christman

lost when one is forced into a life that fundamentally distorts one’s sense of identity and moral value than in being restricted in numerous other ways. This is an intuitive judgment, of course, but one motivated by looking at the ways appraisals of (losses of) freedom would operate in assessing policy

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Connecting the Mediterranean and the Atlantic

Forms of Slavery in Naples and Rome (1750–1850)

Giulia Bonazza

families, and even cardinals gave slaves their own family names during the rite of the baptism, revealing a simultaneous process of integration and erasure of the slave’s original identity. In Rome, baptism could have important consequences for slaves’ occupations and life trajectories. Upon

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Daniel Pipes

Islamicate? Islamicate elements are not an outgrowth of Islamic religion and law, yet are integral to Muslim life. Such an element need not be by nature Islamic: The specifically Islamic quality of a cultural element might well … owe nothing to its origin, but simply express the fact that Islam, by

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Keith Bradley

to survive, but Androcles was eventually captured by Roman troops and restored to his owner (now back in Rome), who had him condemned to death for having run away. Only in the Circus did Androcles discover that the lion too had been captured and brought to Rome—a discovery that meant his life was

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Tyler Yank

, indeed, many enslaved children did live separately from their parents. Aurélie, a 14 year-old slave girl living in Port Louis, complained that she was never allowed to visit her mother in the south of the island. Her mistress stated that Aurélie was allowed, but that the girl would often stay away much

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Joseph Miller

, rereadings of anthropological accounts, reexamination of archives and other seemingly familiar sources, and new research have now established an empirical base sufficient to support a serviceably contextualized, hence humanly motivated rather than model-driven, history of slaving on a globally inclusive

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William D. Phillips

learned a great deal from their exposure to the sophisticated ambience of the civilizations of the East. It was after the Crusades that rich Europeans, both noble and bourgeois, embraced a more elaborate style of life, with better clothes, a more varied diet, increased consumption, and richer houses. The

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Brett Rushforth

captives, even more powerfully than wampum or the calumet, signified the opposite of warfare, the giving rather than the taking of life. As living witnesses to the power and ferocity of their captors, captives also offered a subtle warning of the dangers one could face as the captor’s enemy. In many cases

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Youval Rotman

to third centuries corresponded to the situation of the late Roman period as well. The case of a person of free status who was captured, sold, and returned to the empire as a slave was not common in sixth-century political reality. The act of redemption motivated by charity returned the captive to

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Jennifer A. Glancy

early Christianity, there is no evidence suggesting that biblical law influenced the behavior of Jewish slaveholders in the Roman Empire. “Neither Slave nor Free” The earliest extant Christian documents were authored by the apostle Paul, a Pharisee who claimed that in “his former life in Judaism” he