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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1642: Slave Trade, Silver, and Society, c. 800 - c. 1100, II

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Arts & Humanities Research Council Project 'Dirhams for Slaves'
Organiser:Jonathan Shepard, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Marek Jankowiak, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Paper 1642-aThe Sources of Viking Wealth
(Language: English)
Jane Kershaw, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Trade, Numismatics
Paper 1642-bDid the Samanids Strike Silver Dirhams in Order to Export Them to the Northern Lands?
(Language: English)
Luke Treadwell, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Numismatics
Paper 1642-cInterpreting the Coin Finds from the Viking Camp at Torksey
(Language: English)
Andrew Woods, York Museums Trust
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Numismatics

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.