Western Europe


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Western Europe

  • Western Europe

  • Rome

  • Occident

  • Non-Centralized

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Western Europe and the Middle East took slaves from the Dalmatian Coast for six centuries.

  • Western Europe and the Middle East took slaves from the Dalmatian Coast for six centuries.



Centuries before the









Sarajevo

      • Sarajevo
        • To
      • Dubrovnik










There’s a lack of Navigable Rivers or Streams









It has the shortest coastline of all continents.

  • It has the shortest coastline of all continents.

  • It has a lack of indentations for natural harbors.

  • The rivers produce large, shallow mouths full of sand.

  • Ocean-going vehicles are unable to enter rivers.

  • They must anchor far from the coast and row ashore.











Like in Dubrovnik, Arab and Turkish slave traders would purchase slaves to sell throughout Arabia and the Ottoman Empire.

  • Like in Dubrovnik, Arab and Turkish slave traders would purchase slaves to sell throughout Arabia and the Ottoman Empire.

  • 14 Million Africans were taken to Moslem regions and sold.

  • Most were young women who were sold into harems.

  • Enslaved men were turned into eunuchs and would guard the women.

  • Many Africans were taken by Moslem slave traders in the west as Moslems encroached further south into sub-Saharan Africa.



After slavery had died out in western Europe, Europeans perceived a need for cheap labor.

  • After slavery had died out in western Europe, Europeans perceived a need for cheap labor.

  • They began to purchase slaves in Africa and transport them to the Caribbean and Brazilian sugar plantations.

  • Most of the enslaved Africans were male.

  • Their life expectancy was 5 years in the sugar plantations.

  • This was a major reason for the continued slave trade.

  • There was very little reproduction under such harsh, brutal conditions.



Lead to Large-scale slavery in Africa.

  • Lead to Large-scale slavery in Africa.

  • At any given time there were more enslaved men and woman in Africa than there were enslaved Africans outside of Africa.

  • Isolated peoples were always in danger of falling victim to raiders.

  • It’s difficult to interact with others to form defensive alliances.




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