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Pirates of Barbary: corsairs, conquests, and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.
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Book
Edition:
1st American ed.
Physical Desc:
xx, 343 pages : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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Louisville Adult NonFiction
910.45 TIN
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Louisville Adult NonFiction
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Dec 12, 2019
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The stirring story of the seventeenth-century pirates of the Mediterranean-the forerunners of today's bandits of the seas-and how their conquests shaped the clash between Christianity and Islam. It's easy to think of piracy as a romantic way of life long gone-if not for today's frightening 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, wreaking havoc from Gibraltar to the Holy Land and beyond. Historian and author Adrian Tinniswood brings alive this dynamic 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. In vivid detail, Tinniswood recounts the brutal struggles, glorious triumphs, and enduring personalities of the pirates of the Barbary Coast, and how their maneuverings between the Muslim empires and Christian Europe shed light on the religious and moral battles that still rage today. As Tinniswood notes in Pirates of Barbary , "Pirates are history." In this fascinating and entertaining book, he reveals that the history of piracy is also the history that shaped our modern world.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Tinniswood, A. (2010). Pirates of Barbary: corsairs, conquests, and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean. 1st American ed. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tinniswood, Adrian. 2010. Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests, and Captivity in the Seventeenth-century Mediterranean. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tinniswood, Adrian, Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests, and Captivity in the Seventeenth-century Mediterranean. New York: Riverhead Books, 2010.

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Tinniswood, Adrian. Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests, and Captivity in the Seventeenth-century Mediterranean. 1st American ed. New York: Riverhead Books, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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