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Title Slave systems : ancient and modern / edited by Enrico Dal Lago and Constantina Katsari.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Subject Slavery -- Greece -- History.
Slavery -- Rome -- History.
Slavery -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Slavery -- Latin America -- History.
Alt Name Dal Lago, Enrico, 1966-
Katsari, Constantina.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 375 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-359) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents The study of ancient and modern slave systems : setting an agenda for comparison / Enrico Dal Lago and Constantina Katsari -- Slavery, gender, and work in the pre-modern world and early Greece : a cross-cultural analysis / Orlando Patterson -- Slaving as historical process : examples from the ancient Mediterranean and the modern Atlantic / Joseph C. Miller -- The comparative economics of slavery in the Greco-Roman world / Walter Scheidel -- Slavery and technology in pre-industrial contexts / Tracey Rihll -- Comparing or interlinking? : economic comparisons of early nineteenth-century slave systems in the Americas in historical perspective / Michael Zeuske -- Ideal models of slave management in the Roman world and in the ante-bellum American South / Enrico Dal Lago and Constantina Katsari -- Panis, disciplina, et opus servo : the Jesuit ideology in Portuguese America and Greco-Roman ideas of slavery / Rafael de Bivar Marquese and Fábio Duarte Joly -- Processes of exiting the slave systems : a typology / Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau -- Emancipation schemes : different ways of ending slavery / Stanley Engerman -- Spartiates, helots, and the direction of the agrarian economy: toward an understanding of helotage in comparative perspective / Stephen Hodkinson.
Summary A ground-breaking edited collection charting the rise and fall of forms of unfree labour in the ancient Mediterranean and in the modern Atlantic, employing the methodology of comparative history. The eleven chapters in the book deal with conceptual issues and different approaches to historical comparison, and include specific case-studies ranging from the ancient forms of slavery of classical Greece and of the Roman empire to the modern examples of slavery that characterised the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. The results demonstrate both how much the modern world has inherited from the ancient in regard to ideology and practice of slavery; and also how many of the issues and problems related to the latter seem to have been fundamentally similar across time and space.
ISBN 9780511388262 (electronic bk.)
0511388268 (electronic bk.)
9780511384417 (ebook)
0511384416 (electronic bk.)
051138727X (electronic bk.)
9780511387272 (electronic bk.)
051138260X (e-book)
9780511382604 (e-book)
9780521881838 (hbk.)
0521881838 (hbk.)
OCLC # 227096699
Additional Format Print version: Slave systems. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008 9780521881838 0521881838 (OCoLC)166357715

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