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“Mediterranean Pirates and the Slaves They Made”

Thursday, November 3, 2011
12:00 AM
2255 North Quad, 105 South State Street

Gillian Weiss, Case Western Reserve University This presentation focuses on the victims of Mediterranean pirates: the slaves they made. Examining France?s efforts to save its subjects in North Africa while procuring rowers for its galleys, Gillian Weiss examines the relationship between slave liberation and state building, then imperial expansion.