Pirates of Barbary
Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean
The true story that's "bloody good entertainment" (New York Times) about the colorful and legendary pirates of the 17th century.
If not for today's news stories about piracy on the high seas, it'd be easy to think of pirating as a romantic way of life long gone. But nothing is further from the truth. Pirates have existed since the invention of commerce itself, and 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. Historian and author Adrian Tinniswood brings this exciting and surprising chapter in history alive, revealing that the history of piracy is also the history that has shaped our modern world.
ONE Prosperity at Sea:
TWO Where Are the Days?
THREE Hellfire is Prepared:
FOUR The Land Hath Far Too Little Ground:
FIVE Your Majesty’s New Creature:
SIX Rich Caskets of Home-Spun Valour:
SEVEN Treacherous Intents:
EIGHT Fishers of Men:
NINE Woeful Slavery: William Rainborow’s
TEN The Yoke of Bondage: A Slave’s Story
TWELVE The Greatest Scourge to the Algerines:
THIRTEEN Breaches of Faith:
FOURTEEN No Part of England:
FIFTEEN The King’s Agent:
SIXTEEN The last Corsair: Colonialism,
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