Resource: Teaching Medieval Slavery and Captivity

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Dear colleagues,

I would like to announce a new online pedagogical resource, Teaching Medieval Slavery and Captivity ( This website offers a collection of primary sources in English translation as well as images and selected bibliographies of scholarly work to help those who want to incorporate the history of slavery and captivity into their classes. The scope of the collection is global and covers the 4th through 17th centuries.

Best wishes,


Dr. Hannah Barker

Assistant Professor of History

School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

Arizona State University

Thank you so very much for this resource - you are a lifesaver. I am teaching my course about slavery in the post-modern world online this Fall and have been desperate for more material for the students. This site has a treasure trove!
Mary Sommar
Millersville University