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Andrés Díaz Borrás (2000)

Los redentores valencianos de cautivos sarracenos durante el siglo XV

In: De l’esclavitud a la llibertat. Esclaus i lliberts a l’edat mitjana. Actes del Col•loqui Internacional celebrat a Barcelona, del 27 al 29 de maig de 1999, ed. by Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol and Josefina Mutgé i Vives, pp. 511-526, Consell Superior d’Investigacions Científiques, Institució Milà i Fontanals, Departament d’Estudis Medievals, Barcelona. Anuario de Estudios Medievales, Anejo 38.

The article deals with the redemption of Saracen captives in Valencia during the fifteenth century. Following a sketch of the political and social situation of the Moors within their Christian environment in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, the author deals with the various individuals and groups involved in the redemption of Saracen captives: members of the Muslim aljamas of Valencia, who were helping their co-religionists for economic reasons or for reasons of solidarity; Christians, who brokered emigration licences for a handsome fee or who traded the slaves they bought in exchange operations against Christian captives. On the whole, a wide array of people were involved in these arrangements.

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