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This bibliography includes primary sources and secondary sources that contains a list of reference books and articles of ancient authors. The entries are arranged in an alphabetical order. Modern sensibilities have clouded historical views of slavery, perhaps more so than any other medieval social institution. Anachronistic economic rationales and notions about the progression of European civilisation have immeasurably distorted the view of slavery in the medieval context. As a result historians have focussed their efforts upon explaining the disappearance of this medieval institution rather than seeking to understand it.

Keywords: medieval social institution; slavery



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