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Captives: How Stolen People Changed the World (Borderlands and Transcultural Studies)

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In Captives: How Stolen People Changed the World archaeologist Catherine M. Cameron provides an eye-opening comparative study of the profound impact that captives of warfare and raiding have had on small- scale societies through time. Cameron provides a new point of orientation for archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and other scholars by illuminating the impact t

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Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by University of Nebraska Press
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David Nichols
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cameron provides readers with a tightly-organized overview, well-grounded in ethnohistorical scholarship, of captivity in “small-scale societies” (2-3). Raiding, captivity, and enslavement were widespread social phenomena, appearing on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Captivity performed vital functions in the societies practicing it. Captors primarily took female captives, whom they valued for their child-bearing abilities, but they also sought outsiders with scarce and valuable ...more
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