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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 338: The Experience of Slavery in the Medieval World, III: Manumission

Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Marek Jankowiak, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
David Wyatt, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:David Wyatt, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 338-aManumission at the Crossroads
(Language: English)
David A. E. Pelteret, Independent Scholar, Fazeley
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Old English, Law
Paper 338-b'From rhetoric to practice': Captives, Prisoners, and Slaves in the Holy Land, 1099-1291
(Language: English)
Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Index terms: Crusades, Daily Life, Law
Paper 338-cSlavery in the Western Mediterranean Kingdom of Mallorca in the 13th Century: Domestic and Personal or Collective and Agricultural?
(Language: English)
Larry J. Simon, Department of History, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Manumission, the process of leaving slavery, was at least as important as the process of enslavement and helped to define it. In these three papers, three very different eras and bodies of source materials will be examined: the use of manumission at the crossroads in Anglo-Saxon, Lombard, and Scandinavian legal sources; Arabic texts and the relationship between war rhetoric and the actual practice of slave-holding; and contractual manumission by testament among the diverse slave population of late medieval Sicily.