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The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

Ismael M. Montana


This book provides a case study of slavery and its abolition in Ottoman Tunisia, one of the smallest countries in North Africa and the first to abolish the longstanding institution of slavery in the Muslim world during the modern period. The book combines a range of Tunisian and European archival data, travellers' accounts, and Arabic legal documents and source materials, directing much-needed attention not only to the Tunisian elements within slavery and abolition discourses, but also to those in west and central Sudan and Europe, especially in the Mediterranean basin. It argues that the majo ... More

Keywords: Ottoman Tunisia, Regency of Tunis, Slavery, Abolition of slavery, Trans-Saharan Slave Trade, Caravan Slave Trade, Ahmad Bey, Sir Thomas Reade, 18th Century, 19th Century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044828
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044828.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ismael M. Montana, author