Slavery in Medieval Europe

This article describe about Slavery in Medieval Europe, which was lingered longer in England and in peripheral areas linked to the Muslim world, where slavery continued to flourish. Slavery was contrary to the spirit of Christianity, and by the 11th century when almost all of Europe had been Christianized, the laws of slavery in civil law codes were now antiquated and unenforceable. Demand from the Islamic world dominated slave trade in medieval Europe. Arabic silver dirhams, presumably exchanged for slaves, are plentiful in eastern Europe and Southern Sweden, indicating trade routes from Slavic to Muslim territory.