The Definition of Slavery in Eighteenth-Century Thinking: Not the True Roman Slavery

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Abstract

This paper explores issues around defining slavery, showing the problems in eighteenth century Scotland through a detailed examination of arguments in certain crucial cases and how the arguments were developed in ways mirrored in some contemporary debates. Roman law provided a touchstone for 'true slavery'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Legal Understanding of Slavery
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the Historical to the Contemporary
EditorsJean Allain
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages61-84
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780199660469
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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