Ransoming, Captivity & Piracy In Africa And The Mediterranean

by Jennifer Lofkrantz

Ransoming, Captivity & Piracy In Africa And The Mediterranean

  • ISBN-13: 9781569024928
  • Author(s): Jennifer Lofkrantz
  • Editor(s): Jennifer Lofkrantz, Olatunji Ojo
  • Subject: African studies
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 31-08-2017
  • Format: p/b

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Holding individuals for ransom has been a socio-economic activity that has occurred in a variety of contexts historically. In the Mediterranean world until the early nineteenth century, it was an act of power contestation between Christian and Muslim societies. This volume focuses on historical and contemporary ransoming practices in Africa, Europe, and Asia since the sixteenth century. In examining both historical contexts of ransoming in Europe and Africa the contributors explore the interface between religion, geography, class and race.
About the book

Holding individuals for ransom has been a socio-economic activity that has occurred in a variety of contexts historically. In the Mediterranean world until the early nineteenth century, it was an act of power contestation between Christian and Muslim societies. This volume focuses on historical and contemporary ransoming practices in Africa, Europe, and Asia since the sixteenth century. In examining both historical contexts of ransoming in Europe and Africa the contributors explore the interface between religion, geography, class and race.