Structure of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia

By Gwyn Campbell

© 2003 – Routledge

240 pages

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About the Book

The abolition of slavery in and around the Western Indian Ocean have been little studied. This collection examines the meaning of slavery and its abolition in relation to specific indigenous societies and to Islam, a religion that embraced the entire region, and draws comparisons between similar developments in the Atlantic system. Case studies include South Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar, the Benadir Coast, Arabia, the Persian Gulf and India. This volume marks an important new development in the study of slavery and its abolition in general, and an original approach to the history of slavery in the Indian Ocean and Asia regions.

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Routledge Studies in Slave and Post Slave Societies

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POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General