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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1738: Aspects of Medieval Slavery, III: Slaves, Serfs, or Slavs?

Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Marek Jankowiak, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:David Wyatt, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 1738-aSlavery and Serfdom Revisited: The Missing Variable?
(Language: English)
Judith Spicksley, Department of Economics & Related Studies, University of York
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - General, Social History
Paper 1738-bBetween Slave and Serf: Forms of Servitude in Bavaria, 975-1225
(Language: English)
Samuel S. Sutherland, Department of History, Ohio State University
Index terms: Demography, Economics - Rural, Social History

This session grapples with some of the most persistent questions regarding slavery in medieval Europe. Both of the first two papers approach the division between serf and slave in different manners while the third paper revisits and revises previous notions on the development of the ethnonym Slav into words meaning slave.