Conquerors and Slaves

In this book, Keith Hopkins, who is both classicist and sociologist, uses various sociological concepts and methods to gain new insights into how traditional Roman institutions changed as the Romans acquired their empire.

Author: Keith Hopkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521281814

Category: History

Page: 292

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The enormous size of the Roman empire and the length of time it endured call for an understanding of the institutions which sustained it. In this book, Keith Hopkins, who is both classicist and sociologist, uses various sociological concepts and methods to gain new insights into how traditional Roman institutions changed as the Romans acquired their empire. He examines the chain reactions resulting from increased wealth; various aspects of slavery, especially manumission and the cost of freedom; the curious phenomenon of the political power wielded by eunuchs at court; and in the final chapter he discusses the Roman emperor's divinity and the circulation of untrue stories, which were a currency of the political system. Professor Hopkins has developed an exciting approach to social questions in antiquity and his book should be of interest to all students of ancient history and of historical sociology.

The Cambridge World History Volume 4 A World with States Empires and Networks 1200 BCE 900 CE

31 Keith Hopkins and P. J. Roscoe, “Between Slavery and Freedom: On Freeing Slaves at Delphi,” in Keith Hopkins, Conquerors and Slaves: Sociological Studies in Roman History (Cambridge University Press, 1978), vol. I, pp. 158–63.

Author: Craig Benjamin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316298305

Category: History


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From 1200 BCE to 900 CE, the world witnessed the rise of powerful new states and empires, as well as networks of cross-cultural exchange and conquest. Considering the formation and expansion of these large-scale entities, this fourth volume of the Cambridge World History series outlines key economic, political, social, cultural, and intellectual developments that occurred across the globe in this period. Leading scholars examine critical transformations in science and technology, economic systems, attitudes towards gender and family, social hierarchies, education, art, and slavery. The second part of the volume focuses on broader processes of change within western and central Eurasia, the Mediterranean, South Asia, Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania, as well as offering regional studies highlighting specific topics, from trade along the Silk Roads and across the Sahara, to Chaco culture in the US southwest, to Confucianism and the state in East Asia.

Onesimus As Intelectual Actor The Letter to Philemon in Postcolonial Perspective

66 Joshel, Slavery, 9. 67 Keith Hopkins, Conquerors and Slaves (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1978), 112. 68 Ibid, 25. 69 Westermann, The Slave Systems, 88. 70 Hecuba Euripides, 331-32. Cf. Victoria Cuffel, "The Classical Greek ...

Author: Elizabeth Sindoro

Publisher: Schreiber

ISBN: 9781726153768

Category: Bibles

Page: 108

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Onesimus as intelectual actor of the Epistle to Philemon.

Slavery and the Roman Literary Imagination

Darmstadt Hopkins , K. ( 1978 ) Conquerors and Slaves . Cambridge ( 1993 ) “ Novel Evidence for Roman Slavery , ” Past and Present 138 : 3–27 Hunter , V. ( 1992 ) “ Constructing the Body of the Citizen : Corporal Punishment in Classical ...

Author: William Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521779693

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 129

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Examines slavery in Roman culture through analysis of Roman literature; topics covered include punishment, fantasy, and the use of slaves as intermediaries between free persons.

Slavery in Dutch South Africa

Conquerors and slaves: sociological studies in Roman history, Volume 1. Cambridge. Hughes, K. 1979. On the shaping of South African society. Social dynamics, 5: 39-50. Hugo, A.M. 1970. The Cape vernacular. University of Cape Town, ...

Author: Nigel Worden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521258753

Category: History

Page: 207

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This first comprehensive analysis of slavery in early colonial South Africa, based on research in Britain, the Netherlands and South Africa, examines the nature of Cape slavery with reference to the literature on other slave societies. Dr Worden shows how the slave economy developed in town and countryside, and discusses the dynamics of the slave market, the growth of land concentration, the harsh life on the farm, and the developing polarisation of rural race relations. He analyses the relation of fear and brutality in small farming communities and demonstrates that, contrary to previous assumptions, small-scale slavery produced conditions as severe as those experienced in the large-scale slave-holding systems of the Deep South. However, Cape slavery was exceptional in that manumission was rare and unity among slaves was inhibited by their diverse origins. The study is an important contribution to an understanding of the development of South African colonial society and to comparative slave studies.

Out of Slavery

re-enacted the sense of rebirth that the negation of slavery brings. ... 1932 A. W. Gomme, More Essays in Greek History and Liberation, Oxford, 1962 K. Hopkins, Conquerors and Slaves, Cambridge, 1978 K. Jaspers, Plato and Augustine, ...

Author: Jack Ernest Shalom Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134727094

Category: History

Page: 200

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First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Paul s Offer of Leniency 2 Cor 10 1

The Romans liked to think that they had shown Énleikela to their slaves in the good old days , treating them ... 134-37 ; Kieth Hopkins , Conquerors and Slaves , Sociological Studies in Roman History 1 ( Cambridge University Press ...

Author: Donald Dale Walker

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161478916

Category: History

Page: 443

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Donald Dale Walker examines one of Paul's most rhetorically dramatic texts in order to reveal how it relies on the commonplace ideas and argumentative strategies of the Hellenistic world. As a result, the reader can see how the apostle invented his ideas and appreciate how inextricably Paul's mission was wrapped up in the world in which he lived.

Ancient Rome

Green, P. 1961, 'The First Sicilian Slave War' P&P 20:10–29. Harris, W.V. 1980, 'Towards a study of the Roman slave trade' MAAR 36: 117–40. Hopkins, K. 1978, Conquerors and Slaves, Cambridge. Jones, A.H.M. 1960, 'Slavery in the Ancient ...

Author: Matthew Dillon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317485209

Category: History

Page: 878

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In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and The Age of Augustus. Dillon and Garland have also included more extensive late Republican and Augustan sources on social developments, as well as further information on the Gold Age of Roman literature. Providing comprehensive coverage of all important documents pertaining to the Roman Republic and the Augustan age, Ancient Rome includes: source material on political and military developments in the Roman Republic and Augustan age (509 BC – AD 14) detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Roman religion, slavery and freedmen, women and the family, and the public face of Rome clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources but also from inscriptions, laws and decrees, epitaphs, graffiti, public speeches, poetry, private letters and drama concise up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and chapter a definitive collection of source material on the Roman Republic and early empire. Students of ancient Rome and classical studies will find this new edition invaluable at all levels of study.

History Culture and Religion of the Hellenistic Age

(c) Slaves and Slavery Various forms of personal dependence, servitude, and diminished legal status were by no means rare in the older ... Keith Hopkins, Conquerors and Slaves (SSRH 1; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978).

Author: Helmut Koester

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110814064

Category: Religion

Page: 443

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While the first American edition of this book, published more than a decade ago, was a revised translation of the German book, Einführung in das Neue Testament, this second edition of the first volume of the Introduction to the New Testament is no longer dependent upon a previously published German work. The author hopes that for the student of the New Testament it is a useful introduction into the many complex aspects of the political, cultural, and religious developments that characterized the world in which early Christianity arose and by which the New Testament and other early Christian writings were shaped.

Strangers Within the Realm

Second, in societies where slavery 6. Keith Hopkins, Conquerors and Slaves, Sociological Studies in Roman History, I (Cambridge, 1978), 99; M. I. Finley, Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology (New York, 1980), 79–80.

Author: Bernard Bailyn

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807839416

Category: History

Page: 468

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Shedding new light on British expansion in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this collection of essays examines how the first British Empire was received and shaped by its subject peoples in Scotland, Ireland, North America, and the Caribbean. An introduction surveys British imperial historiography and provides a context for the volume as a whole. The essays focus on specific ethnic groups -- Native Americans, African-Americans, Scotch-Irish, and Dutch and Germans -- and their relations with the British, as well as on the effects of British expansion in particular regions -- Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the West Indies. A conclusion assesses the impact of the North American colonies on British society and politics. Taken together, these essays represent a new kind of imperial history -- one that portrays imperial expansion as a dynamic process in which the oulying areas, not only the English center, played an important role in the development and character of the Empire. The collection interpets imperial history broadly, examining it from the perspective of common folk as well as elites and discussing the clash of cultures in addition to political disputes. Finally, by examining shifting and multiple frontiers and by drawing parallels between outlying provinces, these essays move us closer to a truly integrated story that links the diverse ethnic experiences of the first British Empire. The contributors are Bernard Bailyn, Philip D. Morgan, Nicholas Canny, Eric Richards, James H. Merrell, A. G. Roeber, Maldwyn A. Jones, Michael Craton, J. M. Bumsted, and Jacob M. Price.

A Treatise on Social Theory

Here , for example , is a flow - chart labelled by its author ' The growth of slavery in Roman Italy - a scheme of ... a market for food Peasants are recruited to the Roman army * Keith Hopkins , Conquerors and Slaves ( 1978 ) , Fig .

Author: W. G. Runciman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521272513

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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Third and concluding volume on social theory, applying distinctive methodology to case of twentieth-century England.

The History of Government from the Earliest Times Ancient monarchies and empires

9 K. Hopkins, Conquerors and Slaves (CUP, Cambridge, 1978), 176, 179. IO Cf. p. 549 above. 1' Gibbon, Decline and Fall, ch. 19. '2 Ibid. 13 Iones, Tire Later Roman Empire, 567. For further speculation about a Persian connection, ...

Author: Samuel Edward Finer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198206644

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 1701

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No one has hitherto had the breadth of imagination and intellectual boldness to describe and analyse government throughout recorded history and throughout the world. This unique study of government is the culmination of the work of the late S. E. Finer, one of the leading political scientistsof the twentieth century.Ranging over 5,000 years, from the Sumerian city state to the modern European nation state, five themes emerge: state-building, military formats, belief systems, social stratification, and timespan. The three volumes examine both representative and exceptional polities, and focus on politicalelites of different types.Ancient Monarchies and Empires opens with Finer's masterly Conceptual Prologue, setting out the entire scope and structure of The History. Books One and Two then consider early examples of the predominantly `palace' type of polity, notably in respect of the Kingdoms of Egypt and the Empires ofAssyria, Persia, Han China, and Rome; interspersed with consideration of the `exceptional' Jewish Kingdoms and the Greek and Roman Republics.Professor Finer's cogent descriptive analysis offers both an invaluable reference resource and an exhilarating journey across time and space.

Slavery in the United States

slaves of this description are bought and sold ; and the value of a slave in the eye of an African purchaser increases in ... “ It is a known fact , that prisoners of war in Africa are the slaves of the conquerors ; and when the weak or ...

Author: James Kirke Paulding


ISBN: STANFORD:36105005417980

Category: Electronic books

Page: 312

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The History of Slavery

It is asserted that domestic slavery has always been a constructive social element: history shows that it has always been destructive.

Author: Adam Gurowski

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026898986

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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It is asserted that domestic slavery has always been a constructive social element: history shows that it has always been destructive. History authoritatively establishes the fact that slavery is the most corroding social disease, and one, too, which acts most fatally on the slaveholding element in a community. Not disease, but health, is the normal condition of man's physical organism: not oppression but freedom is the normal condition of human society. The laws of history are as absolute as the laws of nature or the laws of hygiene. Contents: Egyptians Phœnicians Libyans Carthaginians Hebrews, or Beni-Israel Nabatheans Assyrians and Babylonians Medes and Persians Aryas—Hindus Chinese Greeks Romans—Republicans Romans—Political Slaves Christianity: its Churches and Creeds Gauls Germans Longobards—Italians Franks—French Britons, Anglo-Saxons, English Slavi, Slavonians, Slaves, Russians

Serfdom and Slavery

Thiswas notdue toany improvement in the status of slaves,but because ofthe increasingly depressedstatus ofthe free ... German conquerors, slavery retained less significance than it had under theRoman Republic andthe early Empire.

Author: M. L. Bush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317887478

Category: History

Page: 368

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Serfdom and Slavery compares the two forms of legal servitude in cultures in Western civilization, in Europe and the New World from ancient times to the modern period. Within a tightly controlled framework of general contextual chapters followed by specific case studies, a distinguished team of scholars offers 17 specially written essays that illuminate the nature, development, impact and termination of serfdom and slavery in European society. While the case studies range form classical Greece to early modern Brandenburg, and from medieval England to nineteenth-century Russia, the volume as a whole is closely integrated. It makes an important contribution to a topic of increasing international interest.

The Anti Slavery Project

This is captured by Patrick Manning, who observes that “If the slave trade in Africa was suppressed mainly through the actions of European conquerors, the actual freeing of slaves was primarily an achievement of the slaves themselves.

Author: Joel Quirk

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812205642

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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It is commonly assumed that slavery came to an end in the nineteenth century. While slavery in the Americas officially ended in 1888, millions of slaves remained in bondage across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East well into the first half of the twentieth century. Wherever laws against slavery were introduced, governments found ways of continuing similar forms of coercion and exploitation, such as forced, bonded, and indentured labor. Every country in the world has now abolished slavery, yet millions of people continue to find themselves subject to contemporary forms of slavery, such as human trafficking, wartime enslavement, and the worst forms of child labor. The Anti-Slavery Project: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking offers an innovative study in the attempt to understand and eradicate these ongoing human rights abuses. In The Anti-Slavery Project, historian and human rights expert Joel Quirk examines the evolution of political opposition to slavery from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the abolitionist movement in the British Empire, Quirk analyzes the philosophical, economic, and cultural shifts that eventually resulted in the legal abolition of slavery. By viewing the legal abolition of slavery as a cautious first step—rather than the end of the story—he demonstrates that modern anti-slavery activism can be best understood as the latest phase in an evolving response to the historical shortcomings of earlier forms of political activism. By exposing the historical and cultural roots of contemporary slavery, The Anti-Slavery Project presents an original diagnosis of the underlying causes driving one of the most pressing human rights problems in the world today. It offers valuable insights for historians, political scientists, policy makers, and activists seeking to combat slavery in all its forms.