Montana, Ismael Musah, Paul E. Lovejoy and Behnaz A. Mirzai (eds.)

Slavery, Islam and Diaspora

Slavery, Islam and Diaspora explores slavery in the context of the Muslim world through a study of the African Diaspora. The volume identifies the enslaved population as a distinct social stratum in Islamic societies and reflects on the ways Islam has been used to justify enslavement, liberate slaves, and defend the autonomy of communities. Local perceptions of Islam are shown to have strongly influenced the way people understood slavery.

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