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2016-2017 CHIIRS Lecture

Craig Perry

Assistant Professor,
University of Cincinnati Department of Jewish Studies

BLACK SLAVE WOMEN AND THEIR JEWISH
CHILDREN IN THE MIDDLE AGES

“Domestic slavery was an integral part of Jewish households in medieval Egypt between the 11th and 13th centuries. Though scholars have studied how Jews used slaves as domestics, concubines, and even as business agents, little attention has been paid to the role that black African slaves played
as the mothers and caretakers of Jewish children. This seminar will focus on legal and documentary sources from the period that compel us to confront two central questions: first, how can scholars write the history of medieval subaltern groups? And, second, is the neglected history of these African women related to the persistent myth of a ‘white’ Middle Ages?

Friday, March 29, 2017
3:30pm

Candler Library 125, Emory University

This event is free and open to the public.

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