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Dirham hoards from Northern Europe, trade in Slavic slaves, and the emergence of Medieval Europe (800-1000)

Seminar Recordings

The Dark Ages' Dirty Secret? Medieval slavery from the British Isles to the Eurasian steppes and the Mediterranean world

Seminar Series - Trinity Term 2015

Convenors: Jonathan Shepard, Marek Jankowiak, Luke Treadwell

Week 1 - 28th April - Eunuchs and slaves in the court of Norman Sicily (Jeremy Johns, KRC, Oxford) krc.orient.ox.ac.uk/resources/video/s4dlec1.mp4

Week 2 - 5th May - The archaeology of slavery: comparing methods in the British Isles and Slavic East Central Europe (Janel Fontaine, King's College London)

Week 3 - 12th May - An enslaved Irish princess in Norway - sagas, historiography and the traffic in women in the northern world c. 950-1200 (David Wyatt, Cardiff)

Week 4 - 19th May - Trading in fur in the early middle ages (James Howard-Johnston, Corpus Christi College, Oxford)

Week 5 - 26th May - Slavery in Byzantium: the legal frame work, with some observations on life as lived by slaves c. 641-1204 (Günter Prinzing, Johannes Gutenberg Universität)

Week 6 - 2nd June - Slavery in early Islamic law: a brief survey (Ahmad Khan, Pembroke College, Oxford)
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Week 7 - 9th June - The captive, the currency, and the gift in the Khazar and Golden Horde empires (Marie Favereau, Oxford and Irina Shingiray, Oxford)

Week 8 - 16th June - The dynamics of the drug trade: a template for medieval slavery? (Andrew Roach, Glasgow)