Hello to all! In an effort to fix a glitch in my blog, I re-formatted my template and lost all my great links, etc. I guess I'll have to put them back little by little. So, don't be hurt if I don't visit some of my regulars--I've lost your urls!
"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark