IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1542: Slave Trade, Silver, and Society, c. 800 - c. 1100, I

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Arts & Humanities Research Council Project 'Dirhams for Slaves'
Organiser:Jonathan Shepard, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Luke Treadwell, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Paper 1542-aViking Slavery
(Language: English)
Stefan Brink, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Social History
Paper 1542-bDirhams for Slaves: Flows of Silver and of Slaves between Northern Europe and the World of Islam, 800-1000
(Language: English)
Marek Jankowiak, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Numismatics
Paper 1542-cDrivers for Long-Haul Slave-Trading: Generalities and a Case Study
(Language: English)
Jonathan Shepard, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Maritime and Naval Studies
Paper 1542-dIslamic Coins in Russian Viking Age Hoards
(Language: English)
Vyacheslav Kuleshov, Numismatic Department, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Numismatics
Abstract

These sessions will review the workings of the slave-trade in Northern Europe (including Rus) and Eurasia, looking for overall patterns of movement of persons and objects across the Viking Diaspora and beyond. Account will be taken of the repercussions of the trade upon local societies, and also of the role of exogenous slaves in slave-owning societies. Particular attention will be paid to the role of silver from the East, as also to the dynamics of exchanges, and the formation of networks, regional, and transnational.