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Between Christianity and Islam. The parallel lives of the Abyssinian slaves in India (XVI century)
Journal Title: SOCIETÀ E STORIA  
Author/s: Giuseppe Marcocci 
Year:  2012 Issue: 138 Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 807-822 FullText PDF:  488 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SS2012-138007
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This article explores the connected histories of two Abyssinian slaves, who lived in North-Western India between the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The aim is to reflect on the different opportunities that were available to the members of this peculiar social group, religiously unstable, depending on whether they resided under Muslim rule, or under Christian authority, with special reference to the Portuguese Empire, where the Inquisition kept an eye on converted people. The close study of two parallel lives allows to better understand the relationship and the knowledge that underlay the movement and the destiny of the Abyssinian slaves.
Keywords: Key words: abyssinian slaves, North-Western India, Portuguese Inquisition, conversion, Islam, Christianity

Giuseppe Marcocci, Between Christianity and Islam. The parallel lives of the Abyssinian slaves in India (XVI century) in "SOCIETÀ E STORIA " 138/2012, pp. 807-822, DOI:10.3280/SS2012-138007

   

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