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Author Paolella, Christopher, author.

Title Human trafficking in Medieval Europe : slavery, sexual exploitation, and prostitution / Christopher Paolella.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2020]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (277 pages) : maps
Series Social worlds of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages
Social worlds of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Early medieval slave trading -- 'Stuffing the beaches' -- Gendered differences -- The high medieval pivot -- The late medieval sex trade.
Summary Human trafficking has become a global concern over the last 20 years, but its violence has terrorized and traumatized its victims and survivors for millennia. This study examines the deep history of human trafficking from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period. It traces the evolution of trafficking patterns: the growth and decline of trafficking routes, the ever-changing relationships between traffickers and authorities, and it examines the underlying causes that lead to vulnerability and thus to exploitation. As the reader will discover, the conditions that lead to human trafficking in the modern world, such as poverty, attitudes of entitlement, corruption, and violence, have a long and storied past. When we understand that past, we can better anticipate human trafficking's future, and then we are better able to fight it.
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Subject Prostitution -- Europe -- History.
Slavery -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Human trafficking -- Europe -- To 1500.
HISTORY -- Medieval.
Human trafficking
Chronological Term 476-1492
To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789048551552 (electronic book)
9048551552 (electronic book)
9789463723336 (hardback)
9463723331 (hardback)