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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1638: Aspects of Medieval Slavery, II: Slave Movement

Thursday 7 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Marek Jankowiak, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Marek Jankowiak, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Paper 1638-aMedieval Russian Slave Trade
(Language: English)
Jukka Korpela, Department of Geographical & Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Language and Literature - Slavic, Social History
Paper 1638-bThe Lawfully and Unlawfully Enslaved: The Shifting Sources of Supply
(Language: English)
Thomas J. MacMaster, Department of History, Morehouse College, Georgia / School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 1638-cUnfreedom of Movement: Eligius of Noyon and Merovingian Religious Travel
(Language: English)
Courtney Luckhardt, Department of History, University of Southern Mississippi
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Hagiography, Social History

These three papers examine the movement of slaves in very different eras of the medieval world. The first looks at the organisation and role of Russian merchants in the slave trade in the later middle ages; the second examines long term changes in the conceptualisation of who might be enslaved and how that might have effected slave trading; while the final paper will examine the role of slave trading (and other slave movements) in a period when it is thought to have barely mattered.