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Slave abduction
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1. Introduction

Slavery and the associated forced movement of people, either through slave markets or by direct sale to states or employers, was a widespread phenomenon in the Middle Ages, especially in Eastern and Southern Europe [8]; [4]. The Roman Catholic Church, however, was a fierce opponent, and prevented the spread of the practice in Italy and Spain in the 11th century (apart from ransom slavery between Muslims and Christians). This changed in the 14th century, when the …

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Lucassen, Jan and Lucassen, Leo, “Slave abduction”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027589>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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