A Large-Scale Slave Society of the Early Middle Ages: Slaves and Their Families in Early-Medieval Bavaria
By: Carl I. Hammer (author)Hardback
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This book is divided into three parts. The first two chapters provide an introduction to the historical problem of early medieval slavery and a short history of Bavaria to provide background information. The next six chapters deal with a series of topics, which provide a complete historical overview of the institutions and conditions of slavery. This historical analysis is based upon an extensive collection of primary documents, each referenced in the text as it occurs in the discussion. These documents are then provided in English translation in the final three chapters of the volume.
Carl I. Hammer
Contents: Preface; Historical Commentary: Introduction: The historical problem; The setting: early-medieval Bavaria; Terminology and status designations; Institutional ecology and general conditions of slavery: Agricultural organization; Dependent labor services; Marriage, the family and sexual relationships; Slaves in law and legal proceedings; Material conditions; Sources of slaves: Birth; Grant, exchange, sale and payment; Inheritance and dower; Punishment, compensation and self-enslavement; Forcible servitude and kidnaping; External trade; Warfare, slavehunting and flight; Manumission and freedmen: Ultimate slaves: Quantitative evidence; Conclusions and perspectives; Documents: Laws and decrees: Introduction; Texts; Law code; Church councils; Capitularies; Deeds, surveys and charters: Introduction; Texts; Deeds; Surveys; Charters; Historiography, hagiography and formularies: Introduction; Texts; Historiography; Hagiography; Formularies; Bibliographies.
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