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Christian Slaves,Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean,the Barbary Coast,and Italy,1500-1800


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Introduction and Acknowledgements PART ONE: WHITE SLAVERY How Many Slaves? Slave Taking and Slave Breaking PART TWO: BARBARY Slave Labour Slaves' Life PART THREE: ITALY The Home Front Celebrating Slavery

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Robert C. Davis is a Professor of Italian Social History at the Ohio State University. He has previously researched and written on gender in Renaissance Italian cities, on the shipbuilders of the Venetian state arsenal, on various forms of sport in Renaissance Venice, and on past and present-day tourism in Venice.


"'Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters is about a subject of immense importance, which has been strangely neglected...It is very well researched, and... at a time of unprecedented interest in racial slavery in America, it is interesting to read a crucial and informative preview to that subject.' - David Brion Davis, Yale University"

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