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The 7th within the Oriental Institute Seminar sequence, this quantity comprises papers that emerged from the seminar "Slaves and families within the close to East" held on the Oriental Institute March 5-6, 2010. regardless of common point out of enslaved humans in historic documents from the traditional, medieval and early sleek close to East, students fight to appreciate what defines this phenomenon in either specific contexts and regularly. the aim of the seminar used to be to hunt new understandings of slavery via scholarly trade and exploration of latest techniques. particularly, participants tested slavery within the context of families, an process that enables students to show varied dimensions of the phenomenon past simple financial questions. families, no matter if family devices, temples or the construction blocks of political firms, can be utilized because the prism wherein to view the dynamics between enslaved humans and their fast contacts. the amount includes micro-historical examinations of slavery in contexts spanning nearly 4 millennia.

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