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Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Turkey,
  • Middle East

Subjects:

  • Slavery -- Middle East -- History.,
  • Slave-trade -- Middle East -- History.,
  • Slavery and Islam -- History.,
  • Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-177) and index.

Other titlesSlavery and abolition
StatementEhud R. Toledano.
SeriesPublications on the Near East, Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHT1316 .T65 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 185 p. ;
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL664022M
ISBN 10029597642X
LC Control Number97009571

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  In the Ottoman Empire, many members of the ruling elite were legally slaves of the sultan and therefore could, technically, be ordered to surrender their labor, their property, or their lives at any moment. Nevertheless, slavery provided a means of social mobility, conferring status and political power within the military, the bureaucracy, or the domestic household and formed an essential part. North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland, USA +1 () [email protected] © Project MUSE. Produced by Johns Hopkins University Cited by: Buy Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East (Publications on the Near East) by Ehud R. Toledano (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Author: Ehud R. Toledano. Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East Book Description: In the Ottoman Empire, many members of the ruling elite were legally slaves of the sultan and therefore could, technically, be ordered to surrender their labor, their property, or their lives at any moment.

EHUD R. TOLEDANO, Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, ). Pp. $ paper. REVIEWED BY MADELINE C. ZILFI, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park Compared with the cottage industry that has grown up around the study of slavery in Africa. Focusing in particular on the Islamic Middle East from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, Ehud R. Toledano examines how bonded persons experienced enslavement in Ottoman societies. Slavery in the Ottoman Empire was a legal and significant part of the Ottoman Empire's economy and traditional society. The main sources of slaves were wars and politically organized enslavement expeditions in North and East Africa, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the has been reported that the selling price of slaves decreased after large military operations. Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East makes available new and significantly revised studies on 19th-century Middle Eastern slavery and suggests general approaches to the study of slavery in the different cultures.

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