Colloquium: Slavery in Spanish scholastic thought


  • Date: Oct 17, 2018
  • Time: 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Daniel Allemann (Faculty of History, University of Cambridge)
  • Location: MPIeR
  • Room: B 316
Colloquium: Slavery in Spanish scholastic thought

Between 1500 and 1600, Spain and Portugal discovered and subjugated much of the New World, and built a system in which huge numbers of Africans were enslaved, traded, and put to work in the new colonies. Daniel Allemann’s research explores how the Spanish scholastics crafted a theoretical response to these drastic and disturbing developments. The rise of global slavery prompted these theologians – and the jurists who worked alongside them – to rethink the limits of the political in myriad ways, across Old and New Worlds.

The colloquium will be held in English.

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