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Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean

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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.

About the Author

Adrian Tinniswood is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England, which was a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction. He is a consultant to Britain's National Trust.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594485442
Author:
Tinniswood, Adrian
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Subject:
Modern - 17th Century
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.97 x 5.96 x 0.8 in 0.8 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
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