On Human Bondage

After Slavery and Social Death

by John Bodel, Walter Scheidel

Series: Ancient World: Comparative Histories

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  • 9781119162483
  • 9781119162506
  • 9781119162520

On Human Bondage—a critical reexamination of Orlando Patterson’s groundbreaking Slavery and Social Death—assesses how his theories have stood the test of time and applies them to new case studies.

  • Discusses the novel ideas of social death and natal alienation, as Patterson first presented them 35 years ago and as they are understood today
  • Brings together exciting new work by a group of esteemed historians of slavery, as well as a final chapter by Patterson himself that responds to and expands upon the other contributions
  • Provides insights into slave societies around the world and across time, from classical Greece and Rome to modern Brazil and the Caribbean, and from Han China and pre-colonial South Asia to early modern Europe and the New World
  • Delves into a wide range of topics, including the reformation of social identity after slavery, the new historicist approach to slavery, rituals of enslavement and servitude, questions of honor and dishonor, and symbolic imagery of slavery

  • Wiley; December 2016
  • ISBN: 9781119162506
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: On Human Bondage
  • Series: Ancient World: Comparative Histories
  • Author: John Bodel (ed.); Walter Scheidel (ed.)
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781119162483
  • 9781119162506
  • 9781119162520

About The Author

John Bodel is W. Duncan MacMillan II Professor of Classics and Professor of History at Brown University, USA. He studies ancient Roman history and Latin literature and has special interests in epigraphy, slavery in antiquity, Roman religion, funerals and burial customs, writing systems, and the ancient novel. His books include two other co9;]edited volumes in Wiley’s Comparative History series: Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (with S. Olyan, 2008) and Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre9;]Modern World (with S. E. Alcock and R. J. Talbert, 2012). Since 1995, he has directed the US Epigraphy Project, which gathers and shares information about ancient Greek and Latin inscriptions in the United States (http://usepigraphy.brown.edu).

Walter Scheidel is the Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics and History, and a Kennedy9;]Grossman Fellow in Human Biology at Stanford University, USA. He has published widely on ancient social and economic history, premodern demography, and the comparative history of labor and state formation.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781119162483
  • 9781119162506
  • 9781119162520