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A ground-breaking edited assortment charting the increase and fall of sorts of unfree labour within the historic Mediterranean and within the smooth Atlantic, applying the technique of comparative heritage. The 11 chapters within the publication care for conceptual concerns and varied methods to historic comparability, and comprise particular case-studies starting from the traditional varieties of slavery of classical Greece and of the Roman empire to the trendy examples of slavery that characterized the Caribbean, Latin the United States and the USA. the consequences display either how a lot the fashionable global has inherited from the traditional in regard to ideology and perform of slavery; and likewise what number of the problems and difficulties relating to the latter appear to have been essentially related throughout time and house.

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