The Corsairs Longest Voyage

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During the summer of 1627, corsairs from Algiers and Salé, Morocco, undertook the long voyage to Iceland where they raided the eastern and southern regions of the country, resulting in the deaths of around thirty people, and capturing about 400 further individuals who were sold on the slave markets. Around 10% of the captives were ransomed the next twenty years, mostly through the efforts of the Danish monarchy. In this volume, the history of these extraordinary events and their long-lasting memory are traced and analysed from the viewpoints of maritime warfare, cultural encounters and existential options, based on extensive use of various sources from several languages.
The Corsairs' Longest Voyage
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Þorsteinn Helgason
Categories: Collective memory
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

During the summer of 1627, corsairs from Algiers and Salé, Morocco, undertook the long voyage to Iceland where they raided the eastern and southern regions of the country, resulting in the deaths of around thirty people, and capturing about 400 further individuals who were sold on the slave markets. Around
The Corsairs’ Longest Voyage
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Þorsteinn Helgason
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-22 - Publisher: BRILL

In The Corsairs’ Longest Voyage Þorsteinn Helgason recounts the so-called “Turkish Raid” in Iceland, conducted by corsairs from North Africa in 1627, and its context, aftermath and memory, based on the extensive use of different sources.
Mediterranean Captivity through Arab Eyes, 1517-1798
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Nabil Matar
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-04 - Publisher: BRILL

Mediterranean Captivity through Arab Eyes, 1517-1798 is the first book that examines the Arabic captivity narratives in the early modern period. Based on Arabic sources in archives stretching from Amman to Fez to London and Rome, Matar presents the story of captivity from the perspective of the Arabic-speaking captives who
Crisis and Coloniality at Europe's Margins
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Kristín Loftsdóttir
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-19 - Publisher: Routledge

Crisis and Coloniality at Europe’s Margins: Creating Exotic Iceland provides a fresh look at the current politics of identity in Europe, using a crisis at the margins of Europe to shed light on the continued embeddedness of coloniality in everyday aspirations and identities. Examining Iceland’s response to its collapse into
The Barbary Corsairs
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Daniel Panzac
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01 - Publisher: BRILL

This book deals with three main points of the History of the Barbary corsairs: a renewed presentation of privateering, the original and unknown attempt of conversion of the privateers to seaborne trade, their failure and elimination from the Mediterranean after 1816.