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Medieval slave trade in Eastern Europe from Finland, the Baltic Countries to Central Asia (Blondes)
Science Daily ^ | 4-15-2014 | University of Eastern Finland

Posted on 04/21/2014 3:36:20 PM PDT by blam

Medieval slave trade routes in Eastern Europe extended from Finland and the Baltic Countries to Central Asia

April 15, 2014
University of Eastern Finland

Summary:

The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the way to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. A recent study suggests that persons captured during raids into areas which today constitute parts of Finland, the Russian Karelia and the Baltic Countries ended up being sold on these remote trade routes.

The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the way to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland suggests that persons captured during raids into areas which today constitute parts of Finland, the Russian Karelia and the Baltic Countries ended up being sold on these remote trade routes. There was a particular demand for blonde girls and boys who were seen as exotic luxury items, and it was financially beneficial to transport them to the far-away markets. The study by Professor Jukka Korpela was published as a General Article in Russian History (1/2014).

The numbers of northern people who finally reached the southern markets were not large. The study indicates that out of the thousands of persons kidnapped in the north, only a few hundred -- at most -- ended up in the Caspian Sea region and Central Asia via the Volgan and Crimean slave markets. Otherwise, slave trade in the Crimea and Volga regions was extensive, and tens of thousands of people were sold into slavery every year. However, the existence of the trade route shows that it was possible, even under primitive conditions, to distribute information about the demand for blonde girls in the far-away markets.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: crimea; finland; godsgravesglyphs; jukkakorpela; karelia; medieval; northerneurope; russia; slaves; volga
Those were my Saami relatives.

I never got 40 acres and a mule. (or a casino)

1 posted on 04/21/2014 3:36:21 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
GGG Ping.

The genetics of the Saami people and their language

"Some Para-Saamis could for instance have been kept as slaves by the Uralo-Saamis. (We note that the word orja (oarje, etc.) means 'slave' in Finnish but 'south' and 'west' in various Saami dialects.) "

"Finally, where did the Para-Saamis come from? Like the Basques (also with exceptionally low frequency of gene B) they seem to be remnants of a pre-Indo-European people. During part of the latest glaciation they may have been living on refuges on the oceanic brim of the Scandinavian Peninsula, such as nowadays exist on the coast of Greenland. In any case, they seem to have been isolated from other human groups for thousands of years.

2 posted on 04/21/2014 3:40:58 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Slave trade in Eastern Europe gradually faded, as the control exercised by the emerging structure of European states became stronger. The spreading of Christianity also caused a decline in slave trade during the medieval period. Slave trade within Europe declined already in the early medieval period, but in regions bordering on Islamic countries, slave trade continued up until the pre-modern period.


3 posted on 04/21/2014 3:42:08 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: blam
For a long time the Sami were an oppressed people and their culture was in danger of dying out. Today the Sami stand stronger than most other aboriginal people in the world. Could it be because they valued actual WORK and self reliance?
4 posted on 04/21/2014 3:44:08 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: blam

The place to get blondes is Univision. The telaenovela is their natural habitat.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 3:49:45 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: blam

Old news - and old research: http://books.google.com/books/about/Slavery_and_Society_in_Medieval_Scandina.html?id=C2JsQgAACAAJ


6 posted on 04/21/2014 4:04:49 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: blam

Gooolllleeee!

I had no idea my antebellum Georgia ancestors kept slaves and raised cotton that far away! I guess after their blonde slaves had picked the fields clean they loaded up the wagon and hauled it to the cotton gin... er, over there, make that the cotton vodka, right?

After all, no one in the whole wide world ever kept slaves except for every one of them white folks in the Deep South.

/s


7 posted on 04/21/2014 4:05:27 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: Red_Devil 232

“Could it be because they valued actual WORK and self reliance?”

Could be. It could also be all the free government handouts: free education in their native language (paid for by others), and the fact that they were given their own parliaments in Finland, Sweden and Norway and are heading toward an international Saami parliament that would have jurisdiction powers over three nation states? How about the Norwegian Sea Saami and their race-based fishing rights?

I don’t doubt that the Saami work. I do doubt that they would be so successful today if they were not given all sorts of special protections and handouts over the last 70 years.


8 posted on 04/21/2014 4:16:55 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: blam; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ..
Thanks blam!

9 posted on 04/21/2014 4:17:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
The place to get blondes is Univision. The telaenovela is their natural habitat.

LOL. I always ask my Latin American wife where the telenovelas get all of these American blondes from. She then gets mad and says there are lots of blondes in Latin America.

As I've gotten older I have developed great self-control, so only occasionally does a snicker pass my lips.

10 posted on 04/21/2014 4:19:26 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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Oh, c'mon. Everyone knows the only people ever, anywhere, or at any time to experience slavery were blacks captured in Africa by white Europeans.

What we have here is just another academic fraud seeking to puff up his curriculum vitae.

11 posted on 04/21/2014 4:19:45 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: vbmoneyspender

Self control or self preservation? ;)


12 posted on 04/21/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: blam
Proto-Indo-Iranian *arya-, the self designation “Aryan,” was borrowed into Pre-Saami as *orja-, the root of *oarji, meaning “southwest,” and of ārjel, meaning “southerner,” confirming that the Proto-Aryan world lay south of the early Uralic region. The same borrowed *arya- root developed into words with the meaning “slave” in the Finnish and Permic branches (Finnish, Komi, and Udmurt), a hint of ancient hostility between the speakers of Proto-Indo-Iranian and Finno-Ugric.
13 posted on 04/21/2014 4:21:08 PM PDT by Viiksitimali
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To: blam

Me too, NOT!


14 posted on 04/21/2014 4:59:30 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Pleasing everyone is impossible but pi$$ing everyone off is a piece of cake.)
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>> The place to get blondes is Univision <<

What about Fox News Channel?


15 posted on 04/21/2014 7:29:27 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: blam

I had a course in the History of the English Language during college, and the text mentioned that there were many similarities between the Scandinavian languages and that of the Basques.


16 posted on 04/21/2014 7:30:42 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Viiksitimali

I met blond headed Uzbeks in Central Asia & every one of them said they got their fair features not from Ivan Ivanov but from Aleksandr Makedonskii (Alex the Great) when his armies crossed east on their way to India around 300 B.C.

Actually they were ethnic Russians but born & raised in Uzbekistan which made them Uzbek in fact. Interesting.


17 posted on 04/21/2014 7:44:44 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: elcid1970

On The Presence Of Non-Chinese At Anyang

18 posted on 04/21/2014 9:38:55 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Where Do The Finns Come From?
19 posted on 04/21/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT by blam
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To: SuziQ
"I had a course in the History of the English Language during college, and the text mentioned that there were many similarities between the Scandinavian languages and that of the Basques."

The Relationship Between The Basque And Ainu

20 posted on 04/21/2014 9:43:44 PM PDT by blam
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To: vbmoneyspender
I am surprised that you are still alive, I nearly had my heart ripped out by a Colombian Blond when I asked if she was Mexican.

The are lovely but nasty when they get their tempers up.

21 posted on 04/22/2014 9:27:13 AM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: SunkenCiv; blam

Not so different today. Attractive East European blond women are still sought after in the sex trade.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 5:08:25 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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A former coworker who grew up in Romania (and is blonde) stated that it was impressed on her from an early age not to go anywhere unescorted, as blondes were in especial demand for prostitution in Turkey, and the pimps weren’t especially fussy how they obtained new ones.


23 posted on 04/22/2014 7:22:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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I don’t know if she was blonde, but posted today on FR an unescorted girl in Donetsk was abducted, raped, strangled and burned by three well-connected young thugs.


24 posted on 04/23/2014 4:05:19 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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