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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1238: Slavery in the Medieval Islamic World, III: Slaves within the Household

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

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:Lisa Nielson, Department of Music, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
Paper 1238-aDomestic Slavery as a One-Generational Phenomenon: Importation and Manumission in Medieval Damascus
(Language: English)
Jan Hagedorn, School of History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Demography, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Onomastics, Social History
Paper 1238-bForeigners Twice Over: Slaves in the Itinerant Household of Ibn Battuta
(Language: English)
Marina Tolmacheva, Department of History, Washington State University
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History

This session continues the discussion of slaves within the household in the medieval Islamicate world. The first paper examines the types of roles that slaves might take within households in the Islamic west; the second closely reads the sources and argues that domestic slavery in 13th and 14th-century Damascus was one-generational; the third examines the slaves within a single itinerant household, that of the traveller Ibn Battuta.