Slavery in Iberian Scholastic Thought, c. 1539-1682

Daniel Allemann

Daniel works in the history of early modern political thought and culture. His PhD reconstructs Spanish and Portuguese visions of slavery and empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It explores how scholastic theologians, canon lawyers, and jurists conceived the intricate status of slaves between object and agent, and how debates about slavery shed new light on broader questions about human rights, global trade, empire, and the boundaries of the political.