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Author Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Ransoming Practices (2014 : York University (Toronto, Ont.))

Title Ransoming, captivity & piracy in Africa and the Mediterranean / edited by Jennifer Lofkrantz and Olatunji Ojo.

Published Trenton : Africa World Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  364.1540961 PERS    DUE 05-02-20
Physical description xiv, 371 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Series The Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora.
Harriet Tubman series (Trenton, N.J.)
Notes "This volume arises from a conference, "Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Ransoming Practices," that was held at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at York University on April 25-26, 2014."--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-358) and index.
Contents Ransoming practices in historical and contemporary perspective / Jennifer Lofkrantz and Olatunji Ojo -- "Para que me saque cabesea por cabesa..." : exchanging Muslim and Christian slaves across the Mediterranean / Daniel Hershenzon -- Ransoming "Turks" from France's royal galleys / Gillian Weiss -- Ransoming practices and "Barbary Coast" slavery : negotiations relating to Liverpool slave traders in the late eighteenth century / Suzanne Schwarz -- "The disgrace of Christendom" : shipwreck and "ransoming" in southern Morocco (1780s-1820s) / Mohamed H. Mohamed -- Idealism and pragmatism : the related West African discourses on identity, captivity, and ransoming / Jennifer Lofkrantz -- European captives and African captors on the Gold Coast, 1869-1874 / Olatunji Ojo -- West African responses to illegal enslavement and failed ransom negotiations / Jennifer Lofkrantz and Olatunji Ojo -- Biafra and the AGIP oil workers : ransoming and the modern nation state in perspective / Roy Doron -- Deferred reciprocity : historical and theoretical perspectives on ransoming and the ethics of compensatory justice / Amy Niang -- Evolution and socio-political economy of ransoming in Nigeria since the late twentieth century / Akachi Odoemene -- Contemporary piracy and ransoming off the coast of Somalia / Abdi M. Kusow -- From hostage taking to ransoming : (ab)use of ransoming in 21st century northeast Africa : the lifecycle of piracy in Somalia / Awet T. Weldemichael.
Other author Lofkrantz, Jennifer, 1975- editor.
Ojo, Olatunji, editor.
Subject Ransom -- Africa, North -- History -- Congresses.
Ransom -- Africa, West -- History -- Congresses.
Ransom -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- Congresses.
Piracy -- Africa, North -- History -- Congresses.
Piracy -- Africa, West -- History -- Congresses.
Piracy -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- Congresses.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Variant Title Ransoming, captivity and piracy in Africa and the Mediterranean.
ISBN 9781569024911