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Race and Slavery in the Middle East: Histories of Trans-Saharan Africans in 19th-Century Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Mediterranean

Terence Walz and Kenneth M. Cuno


In the nineteenth century hundreds of thousands of Africans were forcibly migrated northward to Egypt and other eastern Mediterranean destinations, yet relatively little is known about them. Studies have focused mainly on the mamluk and harem slaves of elite households, who were mostly white, and on abolitionist efforts to end the slave trade, and most have relied heavily on western language sources. In the past forty years new sources have become available, ranging from Egyptian religious and civil court and police records to rediscovered archives and accounts in western archives and librarie ... More

Keywords: Africans, Egypt, mamluk, harem slaves, slave trade, African slavery, trans-Saharan Africans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789774163982
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774163982.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terence Walz, editor

Kenneth M. Cuno, editor