religion, slavery 

@lrhodes IIRC in the first 1k years of those religions, very many Christians and Moslems argued that 1) you should not enslave fellow-believers, and 2) you should convert everyone including slaves, which implies 3) you should try to eliminate slavery. Most historians see that as a major cause of the end of chattel slavery in the Frankish world away from the Mediterranean, and in the Baltic region (Italians and Iberians still had some slaves).

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religion, slavery 

@lrhodes see also Benjamin Lay atlasobscura.com/articles/benj Of course other Christians and Moslems found ways to rationalize slavery or call it something else, but there were prominent people who thought about it and decided it was against the Books.

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