Pirates of Barbary

Pirates of Barbary

Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781594485442
  • 368 Pages
  • Riverhead
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Pirates of Barbary

Pirates of Barbary

Adrian Tinniswood

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