The Barbary Pirates 15th 17th Centuries

Author: Angus Konstam
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472815459
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For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. They made forays far into the Atlantic, preying on the shipping and coastal settlements across Christian Europe, ranging from Greece to West Africa and the British Isles. In the absence of organized European navies they seldom faced serious opposition, and the scope of their raiding was remarkable. As well as piracy and slave-raiding they fought as privateers, sharing their spoils with the rulers of the port-cities that provided them with ships, men, and a ready market. This book examines their development and their style of fighting, chronicles their achievements and failures, and illustrates their appearance and that of their ships, explaining why they were so feared and effective.

The Sultan S Renegades

Author: Tobias P. Graf
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198791437
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The figure of the renegade - a European Christian or Jew who had converted to Islam and was now serving the Ottoman sultan - is omnipresent in all genres produced by those early modern Christian Europeans who wrote about the Ottoman Empire.0"The sultan's renegades" inserts these 'foreign' converts into the context of Ottoman elite life to reorient the discussion of these individuals away from the present focus on their exceptionality, towards a qualified appreciation of their place in the Ottoman imperial enterprise and the Empire's relations with its neighbours in Christian Europe. Drawing heavily on Central European sources, this study highlights the deep political, religious, and cultural entanglements between the Ottoman Empire and Christian Europe beyond the Mediterranean Basin as the 'shared world' par excellence.

On The Seven Seas

Author: Chris Peers
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472801415
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On the Seven Seas is a set of wargames rules covering the high adventure and low morals of the world of the pirate. The rules cover licensed privateers such as da Gama and Drake, ruthless pirates of the Spanish Main, Blackbeard, the Barbary corsairs, the wako of the Far East, not to mention the anti-pirate squadrons, Spanish garrisons and native warriors from around the world that found themselves at odd with generations of sea-borne reavers. The focus of the game is on boarding actions and the exploits of pirate crews on land, and the rules offer a quick-to-learn basic game based around individual characters and small units of rank-and-file.

Canadian Review Of Studies In Nationalism

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Europa Und Die T Rken In Der Renaissance

Author: Bodo Guthm├╝ller
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783484365544
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Papers presented at a conference held Sept. 22-26, 1997 in the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenb'uttel, Ger. which was sponsored by the Wolfenb'utteler Arbeitskreis f'ur Renaissanceforschung and Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Time Almanac 2006

Author: Editors of Time Magazine
Editor: Time Almanac
ISBN: 9781932994414
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Changing Interpretations And New Sources In Naval History

Author: United States Naval Academy
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