Dr Felicia Roșu – The Others: Gypsy and Muslim Slaves in Early Modern Europe (Studium Generale)

1 mei 2017
Van 15:30 - 17:00uur

Slavery was present in Europe on a larger scale than previously assumed by scholars. In the seventeenth century tens of thousands of Muslims were held for ransom and forced labour in Italy, Malta, France and Spain. In the Romanian principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia Gypsy slaves represented 7% of the population until slavery was officially abolished in mid-nineteenth century. It is hardly a coincidence that the main targets of enslavement in medieval, early modern and modern Europe are still heavily discriminated against today. This lecture will bring to light some little-known aspects of European slavery and offer food for thought on current attitudes toward the subject.

The speaker
Dr Felicia Roșu, University Lecturer, Institute for History, Leiden University

Free entrance. 
Open to all. 
No advance registration required.


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