Colloquium: Slavery in Spanish scholastic thought
- Date: Oct 17, 2018
- Time: 14:30 - 16:00
- Speaker: Daniel Allemann (Faculty of History, University of Cambridge)
- Location: MPIeR
- Room: B 316
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.