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The Resource Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests, and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean, Adrian Tinniswood

Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests, and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean, Adrian Tinniswood

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Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests, and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean
Title
Pirates of Barbary
Title remainder
corsairs, conquests, and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Tinniswood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It's easy to think of piracy as a romantic way of life long gone--if not for today's headlines of robbery and kidnapping on the high seas. Pirates have existed since the invention of commerce itself, but they reached the zenith of their power during the 1600s, when the Mediterranean was the crossroads of the world, and pirates were the scourge of Europe and the glory of Islam. They attacked ships, enslaved crews, plundered cargoes, enraged governments, and swayed empires. Historian Adrian Tinniswood brings alive this chapter in history, where clashes between pirates of the East--Tunis, Algiers, and Tripoli--and governments of the West--England, France, Spain, and Venice--grew increasingly intense and dangerous, and he shows how their maneuverings between the Muslim empires and Christian Europe shed light on the religious and moral battles that still rage today.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tinniswood, Adrian
Dewey number
909/.09822096
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT201
LC item number
.T56 2010b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pirates
  • Pirates
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Africa, North
Label
Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests, and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean, Adrian Tinniswood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-333) and index
Contents
Prosperity at sea : the Mediterranean world -- Where are the days? : the making of a pirate -- Hellfire is prepared : turning Turk on the Barbary Coast -- The land hath far too little ground : Danseker the Dutchman -- Your majesty's new creature : pardons and pragmatism under James I -- Rich caskets of home-spun valour : fighting back against the pirates -- Treacherous intents : the English send a fleet against Algiers -- Fishers of men : the sack of Baltimore -- Woeful slavery : William Rainborow's 1637 expedition to Morocco -- The yoke of bondage : a slave's story -- Deliverance : the liberation of Barbary captives -- The greatest scourge to the Algerines : the occupation of Tangiers -- Breaches of faith : making peace with Barbary -- No part of England : the evacuation of Tangiers -- The king's agent : life in late-seventeenth century Tripoli -- The last corsair : colonialism, conquest, and the end of the Barbary pirates
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 343 p.
Isbn
9781594487743
Lccn
2010023421
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • ocn535490564
  • (OCoLC)535490564
Label
Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests, and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean, Adrian Tinniswood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-333) and index
Contents
Prosperity at sea : the Mediterranean world -- Where are the days? : the making of a pirate -- Hellfire is prepared : turning Turk on the Barbary Coast -- The land hath far too little ground : Danseker the Dutchman -- Your majesty's new creature : pardons and pragmatism under James I -- Rich caskets of home-spun valour : fighting back against the pirates -- Treacherous intents : the English send a fleet against Algiers -- Fishers of men : the sack of Baltimore -- Woeful slavery : William Rainborow's 1637 expedition to Morocco -- The yoke of bondage : a slave's story -- Deliverance : the liberation of Barbary captives -- The greatest scourge to the Algerines : the occupation of Tangiers -- Breaches of faith : making peace with Barbary -- No part of England : the evacuation of Tangiers -- The king's agent : life in late-seventeenth century Tripoli -- The last corsair : colonialism, conquest, and the end of the Barbary pirates
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 343 p.
Isbn
9781594487743
Lccn
2010023421
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • ocn535490564
  • (OCoLC)535490564

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