Modern slavery of domestic workers in Middle East cannot be toleratedFrom the time of Moses up to the s, slavery was a fact of life in the Middle East. But if the Middle East was the last region to renounce slavery, how do we account for its — and especially Islam's — image of racial harmony? This book explores these questions. The research presented in this book was first undertaken as part of a group project on tolerance and intolerance in human societies. The group project was never completed but the material gathered for the project on Islam stimulated the book's study of race and slavery in the Middle East, a subject that appears to have so far encoura
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Ellen Amster, C houki E l H amel. Chouki El Hamel has given us a thorough, well-researched, engaging study of Islam, slavery, and race in Morocco. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account?
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Enter search text:. This text explains who ruled the various countries of the Middle East and North Africa in the nineteenth century. Who were the Ottomans and how did they manage to hold an empire together that was larger than that of ancient Rome? This text looks at the working lives of ordinary people at that time. It describes their homes, what they ate and the role of law and religion for the community. Education is also considered.
Nepali slaves in the Middle East
While much of the literature on the global African diaspora tends to focus on the Americas, for centuries significant numbers of black slaves were brought from West Africa to Islamic North Africa and the Middle East; yet only in recent decades have historians begun to examine the histories and experiences of enslaved Africans in the Islamic world. The nine chapters in Race and Slavery in the Middle East contribute to this effort, shedding light on slavery and the experiences of enslaved Africans described here as trans-Saharan Africans in the Middle East. By focusing on various nineteenth-century societies, the book demonstrates that enslaved Africans and their cultures made a substantial impact on the Middle East both economically and culturally. It shows that Africans worked as assistants or servants, and when freed, some of them often continued to engage in the kinds of occupations they had engaged in when they were with their masters. Some of the slaves belonged to wealthy Arabs or Muslim clerics, and others were owned by not-so-wealthy people and Europeans.