Holy War and Human Bondage: Tales of Christian-Muslim by Robert C. Davis

By Robert C. Davis

Holy warfare and Human Bondage: stories of Christian-Muslim Slavery within the Early-Modern Mediterranean tells a narrative surprising to most recent readers―how this pervasive servitude concerned, hooked up, and divided these on either side of the Mediterranean. The paintings explores how women and men, Christians and Muslims, Jews and sub-Saharan Africans skilled their trap and bondage, whereas evaluating what they went via with what black Africans continued within the Americas.

Drawing seriously on archival resources now not formerly to be had in English, Holy warfare and Human Bondage teems with own and hugely felt tales of Muslims and Christians who individually fell into captivity and slavery, or who struggled to loose kinfolk and co-religionists in bondage.

In those pages, readers will notice how a lot race slavery and religion slavery as soon as resembled another and what sort of they overlapped within the Early-Modern brain. every one produced its percentage of private agony and social devastation―yet the whims of heritage have made the single almost synonymous with human bondage whereas confining the opposite to nearly whole oblivion.

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