Slavery and Empire in Central Asia

  title={Slavery and Empire in Central Asia},
  author={J. Eden},
This dissertation is the first major study of a slave trade that captured up to one million slaves along the Russian and Iranian frontiers over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries alone. Slaves served as farm-workers, herdsmen, craftsmen, soldiers, concubines, and even, in rare cases, as high-ranking officials in the region between the Caspian Sea and westernmost China. Most of these slaves were Shīʿites who were captured by Sunni Turkmens and sold in Central Asian cities and… Expand
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A Passage to India: Rhetoric and Diplomacy between Muscovy and Central Asia in the Seventeenth Century
Abstract It is broadly assumed that attempts by the Russian state of Muscovy to establish stable diplomatic and mercantile channels to India via Central Asia were started upon the initiative of theExpand
Slavery: annual bibliographical supplement (2016)
For 2016 the bibliography continues its coverage of secondary writings published since 1900 in western European languages on slavery or the slave trade anywhere in the world: monographs, notes andExpand
Slavery: annual bibliographical supplement (2018)
For 2018 the bibliography continues its coverage of secondary writings published since 1900 in western European languages on slavery or the slave trade anywhere in the world: monographs, notes andExpand
Recent Titles in Iranian Studies
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Tunisia is known for being the first Muslim country to abolish slavery during the modern period. Although Ahmed Bey, the country's ruler in the mid-nineteenth century, was morally opposed to slavery,Expand
Slaves And Slave Trading In Shi'i Iran, AD 1500-1900
In 1501, the Safavids proclaimed themselves the new rulers of the Iranian plateau establishing Shi'ism as a "state" religion and a "new" economic and political order. The Safavid "new order,"Expand
Hindus Beyond the Hindu Kush: Indians in the Central Asian Slave Trade*
  • S. Levi
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • 2002
Abstract Historical analyses of slavery in India generally emphasize the escalation of this social institution during the era of Muslim domination in north India. The present study is not anExpand
Tell This in My Memory: Stories of Enslavement from Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Empire
In the late nineteenth century, an active slave trade sustained social and economic networks across the Ottoman Empire and throughout Egypt, Sudan, the Caucasus, and Western Europe. Unlike theExpand
Race, Sex and Slavery: ‘Forced Labour’ in Central Asia and Afghanistan in the Early 19th Century1
Abstract The word ‘slavery’ conjures images of cruelty, racial bigotry and economic exploitation associated with the plantation complex crucial to the Atlantic trading economy from the seventeenth toExpand
Eurasian slavery, ransom and abolition in world history, 1200 - 1860
Contents: Introduction, Christoph Witzenrath. Part I Overviews: Slavery and bondage in Central Asia and Russia: 14th-19th centuries, Alessandro Stanziani Towards the integration of early modernExpand
Enslaved African Women in Nineteenth-Century Iran: The Life of Fezzeh Khanom of Shiraz
Fezzeh Khanom (c. 1835–82), an African woman, was a slave of Sayyed ‘Ali-Mohammad of Shiraz, the Bab. Information about her life can be recovered from various pious Baha'i histories. She was honored,Expand
Slavery & South Asian history
List of Maps Preface and Acknowledgments Note on Translation and Transliteration Introduction Richard M. Eaton 1. Renewed and Connected Histories: Slavery and the Historiography of South Asia IndraniExpand
Bondage on Qing China's Northwestern Frontier*
  • L. Newby
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
  • 2012
Abstract Despite the extensive literature on global slavery and servitude, human bondage in Xinjiang (Eastern Turkestan) during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries has been largely neglected.Expand
Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800
From the time of the decline of the Mongol Golden Horde to the end of the 18th century, the Russian government expanded its influence and power throughout its southern borderlands. The process ofExpand