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By Alice Rio

Slavery After Rome, 500-1100 deals a considerably new interpretation of what occurred to slavery in Western Europe within the centuries that the autumn of the Roman Empire. The sessions at both finish of the early heart a while are linked to iconic different types of unfreedom: Roman slavery at one finish; on the different, the serfdom of the 12th century and past, including, in Southern Europe, a revitalised city chattel slavery dealing mainly in
non-Christians. How and why this significant swap came about within the intervening interval has been a long-standing puzzle. This research selections up some of the threads linking this variation around the centuries, and situates them in the complete context of what slavery and unfreedom have been getting used for within the early middle
ages.

This quantity adopts a vast comparative standpoint, masking assorted areas of Western Europe over six centuries, to aim to reply to the subsequent questions: who may well turn into enslaved and why? What did this suggest for them, and for his or her lords? What made humans pick out definite methods of exploiting unfree labour over others in several instances and locations, and is it attainable, beneath all this variety, to spot a few coherent trajectories of historic change?

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Slavery After Rome, 500-1100 deals a considerably new interpretation of what occurred to slavery in Western Europe within the centuries that the autumn of the Roman Empire. The sessions at both finish of the early heart a while are linked to iconic sorts of unfreedom: Roman slavery at one finish; on the different, the serfdom of the 12th century and past, including, in Southern Europe, a revitalised city chattel slavery dealing mainly innon-Christians.

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