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- Medieval history, slavery, trade, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Italy, Egypt
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I am interested in the trade in slaves from the Black Sea into the Mediterranean during the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries. I work mainly with sources in Latin and Arabic produced in the major slave markets of Genoa, Venice, and Cairo. My book on this topic, That Most Precious Merchandise: The Mediterranean Trade in Black Sea Slaves, 1260-1500 is forthcoming in fall 2019.
- Recent Publications
“Christianities in Conflict: The Black Sea as a Genoese Slaving Zone in the Later Middle Ages,” in Slaving Zones: Cultural Identities, Ideologies, and Institutions in the Evolution of Global Slavery, ed. Jeff Fynn-Paul and Damian Alan Pargas (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 50-69.
“Purchasing a Slave in Fourteenth-Century Cairo: Ibn al-Akfānī’s Book of Observation and Inspection in the Examination of Slaves,” Mamluk Studies Review 19 (2016): 1-24.
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- Italy, Egypt, Ukraine, Russia
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- Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Russia, Western Europe
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- Economic History, Gender, Labor, Law, Race, Slavery