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Slaves from the North

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Slaves from the North

Finns and Karelians in the East European Slave Trade, 900 - 1600

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Slaves from the North by Jukka Jari Korpela
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In this book Jukka Korpela offers an analysis of the trade in kidnapped Finns and Karelians into slavery in Eastern Europe. Blond slaves from the north of Europe were rare luxury items in Black Sea and Caspian markets, and the high prices they commanded stimulated and sustained a long-distance trade based on kidnapping in special robbery missions and war expeditions. Captives were sold into the Volga slave trade and transported through market webs further south. This business differed and was separate from the large-scale raids carried out on Crimeans for enslavement in Eastern Europe, or the mass kidnappings characteristic of Mediterranean slavery. The trade in Finns and Karelians provides new perspectives on the formation of the Russian state as well as the economic networks of official and unofficial markets in Eastern Europe.

Author Biography

Jukka Korpela, Ph.D. (1957), Professor of History at the University of Eastern Finland. He has published ten monographs and more than 150 scientific articles, including Prince Saint and Apostle (Otto Harrassowitz, 2001) and The World of Ladoga (LIT Verlag, 2008).
Release date Australia
October 25th, 2018
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Imprint
Brill
Pages
306
ISBN-13
9789004377806
Product ID
28255060

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