Lords of the Sea

    Lords of the Sea

    A History of the Barbary Corsairs

    Alan G Jamieson

    Reaktion 2012

    Hardback 272pp Illustrated

    9781861899071   Product Code: 24128

    Raids in the seas off Somalia have brought piracy back into the headlines, but the problem is nothing new; for three centuries North African pirates terrorized shipping throughout the Mediterranean. This first full history examines their dramatic impact, first as agents of the Ottoman Empire in the 1500s and then independently. Raiding as far as Iceland, they remained a problem until the early 19th century, when action by the young United States of America finally brought them to heel.

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