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 Ottoman slave manumission documents
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Ottoman slave manumission documents

Date: 16th-18th centuries

Original Language: Arabic and Ottoman Turkish

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Slavery was widespread in Ottoman domains, but for many enslaved men and women it was of limited duration. Manumission (Arabic: ʿitq or ʿitāq; Ottoman Turkish: itikitak) was extremely common and took several forms. Masters could unilaterally and unconditionally manumit slaves at any time (the declaration ‘I free you’ was legally binding a…

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White, Joshua M., “ Ottoman slave manumission documents”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_31256>



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