Slavery in Medieval Yemen (January 11, 2020)

2019 Public Seminar “History, Culture, and Society in the Arabian Peninsula,” (14th session)

 In medieval Yemen, slaves or supposedly emancipated slaves were engaged in manual labor for the rulers, kept as concubines, or held high political and military positions as eunuchs. On the other hand, the historical record also depicts a group of human beings, called slaves, who dwelled together in the coastal areas and were active during periods of regime turmoil. Who were these slaves and what did they do in medieval Yemen?

 This seminar will focus on those who are referred to as slaves in historical documents and explore their specific activities.
Speaker Tamon Baba (College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University)
Date Saturday, January 11, 2020, 16:00-17:30
Venu Collaboration Room 3, 4th floor, Building 18, Komaba Campus
Co-organizer Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (CMEIS), Ritsumeikan University
Note Free admission. Pre-registration is not required.
Contact Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (UTCMES), The University of Toky
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