IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1038: Slavery in the Medieval Islamic World, I: Ownership and Law

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Thomas J. MacMaster, Department of History, Morehouse College, Georgia / School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Magdalena Moorthy Kloss, Institut für Sozialanthropologie, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Magdalena Moorthy Kloss, Institut für Sozialanthropologie, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1038-aAbbasid Cities and Their Slave Markets, c. 750-950
(Language: English)
Matthew S. Gordon, Department of History, Miami University, Ohio
Matthew S. Gordon, Department of History, Miami University, Ohio
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Law, Social History
Paper 1038-cThe Sacred Concept of Manumission in Islamic Law, 8th-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Cristina de la Puente, Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráno, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Cristina de la Puente, Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráno, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Index terms: Economics - General, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Law, Social History
Abstract

These three papers look at three aspects of slavery in the Islamicate world. The first extends Michael McCormick’s arguments by examining Arabic sources that compliment his thesis whilst the second examines the religious imperative given to the act of manumission.