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Author: Simon Hoffmann

relevant river valleys. Again, the Plateau of Tabai with Herakleia and Apollonia near Salbake and Kidrama forms a good example, and the situation of Kys, Xystis and Hyllarima further to the west is similar. Varied Conditions of Life In consequence, the relief led to strongly differing conditions of life in

In: Mediterranean Rivers in Global Perspective

that state, Assayag encountered a much more complex nexus of relationships and interactions between Hindus and Muslims, namely across hybrid cults, and saints-cum-healers, rites offakirs, and daily life. He further maintained that “contrary to the general belief that the terms Hindu and Muslim denote

In: Asian Review of World Histories
Author: Hiroshi Mitani

government dared to dissolve the traditional hereditary status system (Ochiai, 2015). The samurai class, which amounted to around 6 percent of Japan’s population, lost its income in exchange for small amounts of public bonds, and were forced to eke out a living for themselves. At the same time, the Meiji

In: Asian Review of World Histories
Author: 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

In: Critical Readings on Global Slavery
Author: 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

In: Critical Readings on Global Slavery
Author: 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

In: Critical Readings on Global Slavery
Author: 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

In: Critical Readings on Global Slavery

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

In: Critical Readings on Global Slavery
Author: 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

In: Critical Readings on Global Slavery
Author: David Wyatt

provided the English elite with a ‘civilising’ ethos that motivated them to impose order and orthodoxy upon their unruly neighbours. 47 For example, the author of the Gesta Stephani felt that the English conquerors and settlers in Wales … had perseveringly civilized it (Wales) after they had

In: Critical Readings on Global Slavery