The causes of patriarchal slavery

• arose in a subsistence economy, when products were produced for their own consumption, so there was no need for a high degree of exploitation;
• Slaves were not the main producers of material goods (as in ancient states), because the main work in the leading branch of the economy – agriculture – was carried out by communal peasants;
• The slave was, as it were, a “junior”, an incomplete member of a large family, worked together with the owners, who, although they considered him as their property, had not yet seen in him just a living instrument of labor, recognized for him separate rights of the human person;
• Not only prisoners of war – strangers, but also fellow tribesmen who found themselves in debt bondage (this is not inherent in classical slavery) fell into captivity;
• Slaves belonged to the state, temples and private individuals;

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