Slavery and Slave Society in the Koryŏ Period

@article{Palais1984SlaveryAS,
  title={Slavery and Slave Society in the Koryŏ Period},
  author={James B. Palais},
  journal={Journal of Korean Studies},
  year={1984},
  volume={5},
  pages={173 - 190}
}
Western scholars of Korean history are fortunate to have at their disposal a very fine dissertation on the subject of slavery in the Koryö period by Ellen Salem.1 Ms. Salem concluded that by the mid-fourteenth century Korea had become a slave society, a point of view that has had important influence on more recent Western perceptions of Korean society. Orlando Peterson, in his survey of world slavery, was influenced by Salem's interpretation and listed Korea as the best, if not only, case of… 
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