Human Trafficking in Medieval Europe
Title
Human Trafficking in Medieval Europe
Subtitle
Slavery, Sexual Exploitation, and Prostitution
Price
€ 105,00
ISBN
9789463723336
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
278
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Table of Contents
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Acknowledgements
List of Maps
Abstract
Introduction
Chapter One, Early-Medieval Slave Trading
Chapter Two, 'Stuffing the Beaches'
Chapter Three, Gendered Differences
Chapter Four, The High-Medieval Pivot
Chapter Five, The Late-Medieval Sex Trade
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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Christopher Paolella

Human Trafficking in Medieval Europe

Slavery, Sexual Exploitation, and Prostitution

Human trafficking has become a global concern over the last twenty 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 everchanging 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.
Author

Christopher Paolella

Christopher Paolella teaches ancient and medieval history at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. He currently researches the deep history of human trafficking