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From: proofer joan <>
Subject: Re: R1b in Norway - Role of British Slaves
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 19:29:30 -0700 (PDT)


Dear David,

"A History of the Vikings" by Gwen Jones (Oxford Univ
Press, 1984) reads on page 148:

"[T]he great recuriting grounds for slaves were war,
piracy, and slaves. They came in great numbers from
the British Isles, either caught in the dragnet of the
viking raids and invasions or as straightforward
objects of commerce; they came from all other
countires where viking power reached; and above all,
they came from slave-hunts among the Slavonic peoples
who bordered on the Baltic. The very name Slav
(Sclavus) became confused with the medieval Latin,
sclavus, a slave."

Sincerely, Joan

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