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The Mamlūk Institution, or One Thousand Years of Military Slavery in the Islamic World

Reuven Amitai

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

From the early ninth century to the first decades of the nineteenth, military slavery was typically the primary form of military organization in regions such as Egypt, India, and the edges of Central ... More


The Arming of Slaves in Comparative Perspective

Christopher Leslie Brown

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

A comparative analysis of the arming of slaves may shed light on the problems regarding the dynamics of power within slave societies, the nature of domination and resistance, and the paradoxes of ... More


Making the Chikunda: Military Slavery and Ethnicity in Southern Africa, 1750–1900

Allen Isaacman and Derek Peterson

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Scholars of military slavery have offered various theories to explain why owners outside the American South armed their slaves. Max Weber, for example, argued that slaves were ideal clients of ... More


A Mercenary Economy

Hussein Fancy

in The Mercenary Mediterranean: "Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329642
eISBN:
9780226329789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226329789.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter extends the study of the jenets into the wider Mediterranean by examining the relationship of the Crown of Aragon to North Africa, regions that are too often studied apart. Through a ... More


Trials for Forced Prostitution

Fred L. Borch

in Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198777168
eISBN:
9780191822964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777168.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

For the first time in legal history, the Dutch prosecuted forced prostitution (also called “enforced prostitution”) as a war crime. They were the only Allied Power to prosecute the offense at a ... More


A Mercenary Logic

Hussein Fancy

in The Mercenary Mediterranean: "Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329642
eISBN:
9780226329789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226329789.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introduction argues that particular methodological and philosophical assumptions have not only obscured the history of the jenets but also Christian-Islamic interaction in the Middle Ages and ... More


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