Probably began with the sedentarization of man, and therefore with the birth of agriculture. Slavery was present in the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations of the Assyrians, Sumerians and Babylonians, in the Near Eastern civilizations of the Hittites and Jews, and in Egypt, India and China. In fact, slavery requires large lands to be exploited, economic surpluses and a high population density. It is because of these factors that it started in the Neolithic period, and in particular around 11,000 years ago.
Collection: Images, Texts
Project: 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Chronology: Ancient age
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Document/Image
Source: National Geographic, 16 maggio 2922
Date: BC / CE
Owner: Beatrice Borghi (Modernalia)
Copyright: National Geographic
Abstract: Slavery was not identical in every civilization, but it was different: in some cases the slave had no rights, in others he was partially protected by the law. Definition of terms.