Slavery and abolition in the Ottoman Middle East / Ehud R. Toledano.
In the Ottoman Empire, many members of the ruling elite were legally slaves of the sultan and therefore could, technically, be ordered to surrender their labor, their property, or their lives at any moment. Nevertheless, slavery provided a means of social mobility, conferring status and political po...
Seattle, Washington ; London [England] :
University of Washington Press,
|Series:||Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.