Debt and Slavery in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds, by Stanziani,Alessandro
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- ISBN: 9781848933743 | 1848933746
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 7/21/2015
Slavery casts a long shadow over human history. Though, historically, the chief mechanism of slavery was seen as violent abduction, this view is being adjusted to recognise the importance of financial indebtedness in creating and sustaining human bondage. Filling a significant gap in the historiography, the essays in this volume show that debt slavery has played a crucial role in the economic history of numerous societies which continues even today.