Slavery in the late Roman world, AD 275-425 /

"Capitalizing on the rich historical record of late antiquity, and employing sophisticated methodologies from social and economic history, this book reinterprets the end of Roman slavery. Kyle Harper challenges traditional interpretations of a transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages, argui...

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Author / Creator:Harper, Kyle, 1979-
Imprint:Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 611 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Slavery -- Rome.
Social structure -- Rome.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Economic history.
Slavery.
Social conditions.
Social structure.
Rome -- Social conditions.
Rome -- Economic conditions.
Rome (Empire)
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11827503
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ISBN:1139141597
9781139141598
9781139144919
113914491X
9780511973451
0511973454
1283316579
9781283316576
9780521198615
0521198615
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Capitalizing on the rich historical record of late antiquity, and employing sophisticated methodologies from social and economic history, this book reinterprets the end of Roman slavery. Kyle Harper challenges traditional interpretations of a transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages, arguing instead that a deep divide runs through 'late antiquity', separating the Roman slave system from its early medieval successors. In the process, he covers the economic, social and institutional dimensions of ancient slavery and presents the most comprehensive analytical treatment of a pre-modern slave system now available. By scouring the late antique record, he has uncovered a wealth of new material, providing fresh insights into the ancient slave system, including slavery's role in agriculture and textile production, its relation to sexual exploitation, and the dynamics of social honor. By demonstrating the vitality of slavery into the fourth century, the author shows that Christianity triumphed amidst a genuine slave society"--
Other form:Print version:C Original 9780521198615 0521198615
Print version: Harper, Kyle, 1979- Slavery in the late Roman world, AD 275-425. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521198615
Standard no.:9786613316578