A ground-breaking edited assortment charting the increase and fall of types of unfree labour within the old Mediterranean and within the glossy Atlantic, utilizing the method of comparative background. The 11 chapters within the ebook take care of conceptual matters and various techniques to ancient comparability, and contain particular case-studies starting from the traditional kinds of slavery of classical Greece and of the Roman empire to the trendy examples of slavery that characterized the Caribbean, Latin the United States and the USA. the consequences show either how a lot the trendy global has inherited from the traditional in regard to ideology and perform of slavery; and in addition what percentage of the problems and difficulties regarding the latter appear to have been essentially comparable throughout time and house.
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