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Historicising Ancient Slavery

Kostas Vlassopoulos


This book offers a new approach to the study of ancient slavery. Informed by the global history of slavery, it eschews traditional approaches to slavery as a static institution. It explores instead the diverse strategies and the various contexts in which slavery was employed. It offers a new historicist approach to the study of slave identity and the various networks and communities that slaves created or participated in. Instead of seeing slaves merely as passive objects of exploitation and domination, it focuses on slave agency and the various ways in which slaves played an active role in th ... More

Keywords: Slavery, slave agency, ancient history, global history, Classics, global slavery, slave systems, slaving

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474487214
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474487214.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kostas Vlassopoulos, author
University of Crete