Slavery as Depicted in the Sharia Court Records of Aleppo, 956-1027 AH / 1550-1619 CE

When and Where

Thursday, March 30, 2023 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Natalie Zemon Davis Room; Room 2098
Sidney Smith Hall
100 St. George Street


Thabit A.J. Abdullah (York University)


This presentation will discuss on-going work on the nature of slavery as revealed in the sharia court records of Aleppo. It will include statistical information on aspects such as regional origins, gender, prices, manumission, and runaways. It will also focus on a couple of interesting case studies and suggest some very preliminary conclusions.


Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Department of History, Centre for European Russian and Eurasian Studies