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Slave Systems : Ancient and Modern.

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Author/Creator:
Dal Lago, Enrico.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (391 pages)
Subjects:
Slavery -- Greece -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This book compares features of slavery in ancient Greece and Rome and in the modern Atlantic world.
Contents:
Cover
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Contributors
Acknowledgments
PART I Slavery, slave systems, world history, and comparative history
CHAPTER 1 The study of ancient and modern slave systems: setting an agenda for comparison
CHAPTER 2 Slavery, gender, and work in the pre-modern world and early Greece: a cross-cultural analysis
THE GOALS OF COMPARATIVE SLAVE STUDIES
THE NATURE OF SLAVERY
ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF SLAVERY AS AN INSTITUTION
SOME METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES
SLAVERY AND FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN THE DOMINANT MODE OF SUBSISTENCE
DISCUSSION
IMPLICATIONS FOR WESTERN HISTORY
APPENDIX: THE SOCIETIES OF THE STANDARD CROSS-CULTURAL SAMPLE.
CHAPTER 3 Slaving as historical process: examples from the ancient Mediterranean and the modern Atlantic
ANCIENT NOVELTIES OF SLAVING, BROADLY SKETCHED
NOVELTIES OF SLAVING IN THE NEW WORLD, BROADLY SKETCHED
CONCLUSIONS - THE LIMITS OF COMPARISON
APPENDIX
PART II Economics and technology of ancient and modern slave systems
CHAPTER 4 The comparative economics of slavery in the Greco-Roman world
INTRODUCTION
INCENTIVES AND CONSTRAINTS
COMMITMENTS
COSTS AND TASTES
CHAPTER 5 Slavery and technology in pre-industrial contexts
INTRODUCTION
(1) THE SKILL OR CARE LEVEL OF THE WORK BEING PERFORMED
(2) THE MOTIVATION PROVIDED TO THE WORKERS
(3) THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION OF THE WORKERS
(4) THE MATERIAL OR CASH CAPITAL INVESTMENT REQUIRED BY AN INNOVATION
(5) THE PHYSICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF AN INNOVATION
(6) THE PHYSICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC RISKS OF AN INNOVATION
(7) THE PHYSICAL MOBILITY OF SKILLED WORKERS AND TRANSACTIONS COSTS
CONCLUSION.
CHAPTER 6 Comparing or interlinking? Economic comparisons of early nineteenth-century slave systems in the Americas in historical perspective
INTRODUCTION
THE BEGINNING OF SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON: HUMBOLDT'S CUBA DIARY OF 1804 AND THE 'ESSAI POLITIQUE' ON CUBA
THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF COMPARISON AND THE REPERCUSSIONS OF THE SAINT DOMINGUE REVOLUTION ON THE 'SECOND SLAVERY'
SLAVERY'S DETERIORATION AND POWERFUL IDEAS: THE LONG SHADOWS OF THE REVOLUTION
SLAVERY AND COMPARISON TODAY: ENTANGLING HISTORY, HISTOIRE CROISÉE, TRANSFERS AND COMPARISONS
CUBA AND THE UNITED STATES
CUBA AND BRAZIL
CONCLUSION
PART III Ideologies and practices of management in ancient and modern slavery
CHAPTER 7 Ideal models of slave management in the Roman world and in the ante-bellum American South
INTRODUCTION
THE SLAVES' WELL-BEING: THE KEY TO IDEAL PRODUCTIVITY
THE IDEAL TREATMENT OF SLAVES: PUNISHMENTS AND REWARDS
DEPENDENCY, PATERNALISM AND RECIPROCITY IN THE ROMAN WORLD AND THE ANTE-BELLUM AMERICAN SOUTH
THE IDEAL PATERNALISTIC SYSTEM: BENEVOLENCE, INTERFERENCE, AND EXPLOITATION
CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 8 Panis, disciplina, et opus servo: the Jesuit ideology in Portuguese America and Greco-Roman ideas of slavery
INTRODUCTION
PORTUGUESE AMERICA, SLAVERY, AND THE JESUITS IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
THE JESUITS, SLAVERY, AND THE CLASSICS
MODERN SLAVERY AND ANCIENT IDEOLOGY
PART IV Exiting Slave Systems
CHAPTER 9 Processes of exiting the slave systems: a typology
1 SYSTEMIC EXITS
The example of enfranchisement
Exits are often useful and controlled
The reality of enfranchisement questioned
On the systemic character of these exits
2 SLAVE RESISTANCE AND EXITS FROM THE SLAVE SYSTEMS
From the myth of the docile slave to the cliché of the always rebellious slave
Resistance and resistances.
Revolts and exits from the slave systems
A typology of revolts according to their context
The definitive escape, or 'great maroonage'
3 'NATURAL' EXITS AND IMPOSED EXITS
Exits by 'long' decline
Abolitionism: radical projects, practical reforms
CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 10 Emancipation schemes: different ways of ending slavery
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APPENDIX
PART V Slavery and unfree labour, ancient and modern
CHAPTER 11 Spartiates, helots and the direction of the agrarian economy: toward an understanding of helotage in comparative perspective
COMPARATIVE APPROACHES
THE AGRARIAN ECONOMY: SOCIAL RELATIONS OF PRODUCTION AND THE HELOT EXPERIENCE
THE CHARACTER OF ECONOMIC EXPLOITATION
RELATIONSHIP TO THE LAND
THE FORMATION OF THE AGRARIAN ECONOMY
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTANCE, SUPERVISION AND ABSENTEEISM
RESIDENCE AND HELOT COMMUNITIES
LEADERSHIP AND POLITICS
CONCLUSIONS AND PROSPECTS
Bibliography
Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Katsari, Constantina.
Other format:
Print version: Dal Lago, Enrico Slave Systems
ISBN:
9780511384417
9780521881838
OCLC:
476146228
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