Slave Systems, Ancient and Modern
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The editors' summary of the issues and chapters in this book adopts an interdisciplinary approach and discusses a wide variety of authors, but it omits one important discipline, economics. A few of the chapters, particularly those by Stanley Engerman and Walter Scheidel, compensate for this omission to some extent, but the book as a whole reveals a common limitation of interdisciplinary history.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Economics
Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Temin, Peter. "Slave Systems, Ancient and Modern (review)." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 40.1 (2009): 74-76. © 2009 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Inc.
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