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

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

Label
Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests and captivity in seventeenth-century Mediterranean
Title
Pirates of Barbary
Title remainder
corsairs, conquests and captivity in seventeenth-century Mediterranean
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Tinniswood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Pirates of Barbary is an extraordinary record of the European renegades and Islamic sea-rovers who terrorised the Mediterranean and beyond throughout the seventeenth century. From the coast of Southern Europe to Morocco and the Ottoman states of Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli, Christian and Muslim seafarers met in bustling ports to swap religions, to battle and to trade goods and slaves - raiding as far as Iceland and New England in search of their human currency. Studying the origins of these men, their culture and practices - from pirate etiquette to intimidation tactics - Adrian Tinniswood expertly recreates the twilight world of the corsairs in fascinating detail, and uncovers a truly remarkable clash of civilisations. Pirates of Barbary draws on an incredible wealth of material, from furious royal proclamations to the private letters of pirates and their victims, as well as recent Islamic accounts to provide a new perspective on the corsairs, both as criminals and as devout warriors engaged in a battle against European incursions. The result is a kaleidoscopic image of a wild and exotic people, place and time, and a fascinating insight into what it meant to sacrifice all you have for a life so violent, so uncertain, and so alien that it set you apart from the rest of mankind."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
364.164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT201
LC item number
.T56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests and captivity in seventeenth-century Mediterranean, Adrian Tinniswood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-336) and index
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  • LEE
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 Tangier -- Breaches of faith: making peace with Barbary -- No part of England: the evacuation of Tangier -- The King's agent: life in late seventeenth-century Tripoli -- The last Corsair: colonialism, conquest and the end of the Barbary pirates
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 352 p.
Isbn
9780224085267
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
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u4423153
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn465364275
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn611302843

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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