IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1138: Slavery in the Medieval Islamic World, II: Slaves among the Elites

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

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:Matthew S. Gordon, Department of History, Miami University, Ohio
Paper 1138-aThe Treatment of Slaves in the Medieval Islamic World
(Language: English)
Deborah Tor, Department of History, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Deborah Tor, Department of History, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Index terms: Daily Life, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History
Paper 1138-bQueen Trumps Knave?: Royal Women and Elite Slaves in Medieval Yemen
(Language: English)
Magdalena Moorthy Kloss, Institut für Sozialanthropologie, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Magdalena Moorthy Kloss, Institut für Sozialanthropologie, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Gender Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Abstract

This session will deal with questions regarding the role of slaves within elite households in the medieval Islamicate world. After a paper that can be seen as something of an introduction to the treatment of slaves in the era, the second paper looks closely at the role of eunuchs within the societies of the Fatimid Empire while the third paper examines potential conflicts between eunuchs, royal women, and other groups within a single household.