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-a||Slavery and Serfdom Revisited: The Missing Variable?|
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - General, Social History
|Paper 1738-b||Between Slave and Serf: Forms of Servitude in Bavaria, 975-1225|
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.