2098 Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street, Toronto)
Thabit A.J. Abdullah, York University
Slavery as Depicted in the Sharia Court Records of Aleppo, 956-1027 AH / 1550-1619 CE
Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies presents Professor Thabit A.J. Abdullah, York University.
This presentation will discuss on-going work on the nature of slavery as revealed in the sharia court records of Aleppo. It will include statistical information on aspects such as regional origins, gender, prices, manumission, and runaways. It will also focus on a couple of interesting case studies and suggest some very preliminary conclusions.