The traffic of slaves between continuities and changes: From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic

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Slavery, a well-known social phenomenon in almost every civilization, had many manifestations that varied according to the spatial and temporal contexts of the societies in which it prevailed. With the modern world’s advent and the creation of the great colonial empires, slavery and slave trading, while maintaining aspects of previous epochs, acquired new features under the so-called Atlantic trade. The American Continent is regarded as a pivotal moment for slavery, but its practice was neither a novelty nor a revival of extinct customs. It is opportune to ask, then, what were the mechanisms of continuity, innovation, and change in the practice of slavery and the slave trade in the Mediterranean space, and in the transition of interests to the Atlantic world?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTradition and innovation
EditorsMaria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780429297786
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
Event6º Congresso Internacional Multidisciplinar PHI 2020
: Tradição e Inovação
- Faculdade de Arquitectura – Universidade do Porto (FA-UP), Porto , Portugal
Duration: 8 Oct 202010 Oct 2020
Conference number: 6

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PublisherCRC Press


Conference6º Congresso Internacional Multidisciplinar PHI 2020
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  • Slavery
  • Servitude
  • Slave trade
  • European expansion
  • Mediterranean
  • Atlantic
  • Middle ages


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