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Enslavement and Everyday Life: Living with Slave Raiding in the North-Eastern Mandara Mountains of Cameroon

Scott MacEachern

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The northern Mandara Mountains of Cameroon have been a focus of slave raiding for the past five centuries, according to historical sources. Some captives from the area were enslaved locally, ... More


Warriors

Anne Haour

in Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264119
eISBN:
9780191734694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264119.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines military activity and violence, as manifest in aspects of the archaeological and historical records for medieval times in the central Sahel and north-west Europe. It explores ... More


Slaves, War, and the Wider World

Walter E. A. van Beek

in The Dancing Dead: Ritual and Religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858149
eISBN:
9780199949489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858149.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This is the historical chapter, one about war and slavery, about death and the uncertainty of life. The Mandara Mountains are a remote area, first sighted by a European in 1823, second in 1850, and ... More


Slave Raiding and Slave Trading

Alice Rio

in Slavery After Rome, 500-1100

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198704058
eISBN:
9780191773150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704058.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter deals with the slave trade, its sources and its destinations, during the early middle ages. After a period of apparently low demand, the slave trade reached a new and sudden peak in the ... More


The Britons and the Irish, 350–800

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Late‐Roman Britain was subject to attack across the the Irish Sea as well as the North Sea. Many of these attacks were intended to take captives, who were then carried off into slavery in Ireland. ... More


Introduction

Riet Delsing

in Articulating Rapa Nui: Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

After setting the stage for the narrative, in geographical, personal and historical terms, I give a detailed description of the place, starting with the main settlement of Hanga Roa, followed by a ... More


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