9780295976426-029597642X-Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East (Publications on the Near East)

Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East (Publications on the Near East)

ISBN-13: 9780295976426
ISBN-10: 029597642X
Author: Toledano, Ehud R.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback 204 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780295976426
ISBN-10: 029597642X
Author: Toledano, Ehud R.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback 204 pages

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Acknowledged authors Toledano, Ehud R. wrote Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East (Publications on the Near East) comprising 204 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 029597642X and 9780295976426. Since then Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East (Publications on the Near East) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 of patronage networks. Ehud R. Toledano’s exploration of slavery from the Ottoman viewpoint is based on extensive research in British, French, and Turkish archives and offers rich, original, and important insights into Ottoman life and thought.

In an attempt to humanize the narrative and take it beyond the plane of numbers, tables and charts, Toledano examines the situations of individuals representing the principal realms of Ottoman slavery, female harem slaves, the sultan’s military and civilian kuls, court and elite eunuchs, domestic slaves, Circassian agricaultural slaves, slave dealers, and slave owners. Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East makes available new and significantly revised studies on nineteenth-century Middle Eastern slavery and suggests general approaches to the study of slavery in different cultures.

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