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Trailer º Pirates of Barbary PDF by Ê Adrian Tinniswood RRRRRRRRrrrrandstuffOkay, so this may not be as wild and fantastical as The Pirates of the Caribbean, but Adrian Tinniswood did a great job bringing this version of swashbuckling history to life There are some salacious tales of daring, but Pirates of Barbary goes beyond the expected stereotypes and gives the real story, much of it unpleasant But it s also complex than it seems These pirates were doing than just plundering the Mediterranean from their North African ports They were protecting a way of life from intruders, mainly European Christians And oh boy do those Christians get what s coming to them Call me a ghastly ghoul, but that was the part that most interested me Many of the captives from these pirate raids were either ransomed, sold Pirates of Barbary Is An Extraordinary Record Of The European Renegades And Islamic Sea Rovers Who Terrorised The Mediterranean And Beyond Throughout The Seventeenth Century From The Coast Of Southern Europe To Morocco And The Ottoman States Of Algiers, Tunis And Tripoli, Christian And Muslim Seafarers Met In Bustling Ports To Swap Religions, To Battle And To Trade Goods And Slaves Raiding As Far As Iceland And New England In Search Of Their Human Currency Studying The Origins Of These Men, Their Culture And Practices From Pirate Etiquette To Intimidation Tactics Adrian Tinniswood Expertly Recreates The Twilight World Of The Corsairs In Fascinating Detail, And Uncovers A Truly Remarkable Clash Of Civilisations Pirates of Barbary Draws On An Incredible Wealth Of Material, From Furious Royal Proclamations To The Private Letters Of Pirates And Their Victims, As Well As Recent Islamic Accounts To Provide A New Perspective On The Corsairs, Both As Criminals And As Devout Warriors Engaged In A Battle Against European Incursions The Result Is A Kaleidoscopic Image Of A Wild And Exotic People, Place And Time, And A Fascinating Insight Into What It Meant To Sacrifice All You Have For A Life So Violent, So Uncertain, And So Alien That It Set You Apart From The Rest Of Mankind This book is NOT a systematic history of the Barbary pirates The chronology is sometimes confusing and there is little attempt to present facts and figures systematically, nor is there much in the way of social or economic analysis.
But its a very readable collection of highlights and anecdotes The focus is on Britain, so don t expect much about the French, Italian or Spanish sides of this saga all of whom had experience with Barbary pirates than Britain did, but then, this is a British book The Arab Turk side is presented with a lot of sympathy and one hears about their side of the story than usual I also had no idea that so many renegade Christians played such a large role in this business There is a mild postcolonial tinge at times, but by recent standards the book is not too overloaded with politic During the 17th Century, the Barbary Coast was a place where rulers allowed their subjects to sail off and capture ships They would bring their captive sailors and passengers back home, and sell them off as slaves The rulers of these lands considered their subjects to be privateers working for the good of the kingdom They had little mercy for the captives and slaves.
What astonishes me is the amount of scholarship that goes into a book like this The wealth of detail, the narration that describes the happenings from four centuries ago, is little short of amazing And, the author Adrian Tinniswood manages to bring the history alive, as he follows the exploits of the pirates, the captains, the rulers, the merchants, the slaves, as well as the captains and admirals of the adversarial navies Tinniswood has managed to write an engaging narrative, which includes the human interes RRRRRRRRrrrrandstuffOkay, so this may not be as wild and fantastical as The Pirates of the Caribbean, but Adrian Tinniswood did a great job bringing this version of swashbuckling history to life There are some salacious tales of daring, but Pirates of Barbary goes beyond the expected stereotypes and gives the real story, much of it unpleasant But it s also complex than it seems These pirates were doing than just plundering the Mediterranean from their North African ports They were protecting a way of life from intruders, mainly European Christians And oh boy do those Christians get what s coming to them Call me a ghastly ghoul, but that was the part that most interested me Many of the captives from these pirate raids were either ransomed, sold Sorry, no Johnny Depp, no Keira Knightly although there are some cameos by different and longer lasting types of stars Dryden, the Admiralty functionary Samuel Pepys and both John and John Quincy Adams in their diplomatic days The subject of Pirates of Barbary is the century long effort of the British government, Stuarts and Cromwells, to secure a safe trading route for the country s merchant ships to and from Mediterranean ports, with a coda on the American war of the early nineteenth century Adrian Tinniswood is adept at making a variety of recondite subjects vivid the jockeying between Crown and Parliament for funds and authority, the politics of European powers and the Ottomans to which the pirate states nominally belonged , sailing and sea battles But where the book comes most alive is the sections on tho Sorry, no Johnny Depp, no Keira Knightly although there are some cameos by different and longer lasting types of stars Dryden, the Admiralty functionary Samuel Pepys and both John and John Quincy Adams in their diplomatic days The subject of Pirates of Barbary is the century long effort of the British government, Stuarts and Cromwells, to secure a safe trading route for the country s merchant ships to and from Mediterranean ports, with a coda on the American war of the early nineteenth century Adrian Tinniswood is adept at making a variety of recondite subjects vivid the jockeying between Crown and Parliament for funds and authority, the politics of European powers and the Ottomans to which the pirate states nominally belonged , sailing and sea battles But where the book comes most alive is the sections on tho 3 StarsThe US and most other editions of this book are subtitled Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the 17th Century Mediterranean and that probably gives a accurate impression of the contents because, for a book titled Pirates of Barbary , I really didn t think there was much of a focus on the actual pirates.
It started off well in the foreword, emphasising the disparity in the way that history and popular culture have portrayed European American and African pirates The white West regards them as the irreconcilable Other not rebels against authority but plain criminals, not brave Robin Hoods that would make us the Sheriff of Nottingham but cowardly thieves Agreed, that s pretty much why I picked up a book about them But I thought that, by the midway point, Tinniswood had somehow shifted his focus from African piracy, to the Strictly speaking, the pirates of the Barbary Coast weren t pirates at all but corsairs or privateers That is, they weren t operating outside of all law they were operating under licence from the city states of North Africa Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli, in particular and with financial investment from merchants and business interests, to whom they owed a portion of their takings European states had long done the same thing, of course, but they didn t much like being on the receiving end The corsairs took ships and their cargoes, and sold their crews and passengers into slavery The economies of these regions had, by the mid seventeenth century, become utterly dependent on these activities, and all attempts to stop the depredations in the region ran up against these e I m going to be that guy spouting did you know HEY HEY DID YOU KNOW this about pirates for the next few weeks It s easily one of my favorite non fiction books shortly after putting it down.
Did you know England created a catastrophic colony off the African northern Tangier It went like so bad The king spent his own money to fortify the bay, and Britain ended up destroying the whole city to keep it off the hands of the Moors, who were possibly allowing the city to be built up as a juicy conquering prize.
Did you know entire cities had economies dependent on piracy and slaves via piracy Algiers, man.
This is a thoroughly academic work which at times is entertaining If you are looking for meticulous research and fine writing, then you will enjoy this book As a lover of history, I learned a great deal, particularly about the slave trade in the 17th and 18th century of white Europeans No, not white Europeans trading slaves white Europeans being kidnapped sometimes by the village full and sold This is a tragic piece of history that you ll never learn about in school, but is no less tragic than any other slave market.
I highly recommend this book to serious readers of history.
This book has an ironic problem It is so determined to give the Barbary Pirates a fair shake free of European propaganda and sensationalism that is spends a huge percentage of its time reviewing the various ways that Europe sensationalized the Barbary pirates Because of this, I am currently 2 hours into the audiobook and I can regale you in detail about the many and lurid ways that Europeans depicted the pirates including summarizing the plot of obscure 17th century plays but the extent of what I actually know about the pirates provided by the book is 1 They were in North Africa.
2 They had ties to the Ottomans.
3 They were mostly Muslims.
That s some real informative stuff right there, certainly the stuff stereotype shredding is made of Edit The book improves enough by the end that I bumped it up by one Barbary piracy it really should be a board game You get to pick a side there are than five, and you can switch sides and or pretend to be from somewhere you re not Bigger ships are harder to capture smaller ships can slip by a blockade Your side determines where you can take on food and especially water You might be able to get a permission slip from your government that allows you to take prizesbut that means you owe your crown part of the profits Piracy and profiteering were games that required some pretty savvy players This book outlines the rules Lots of fun This book is NOT a systematic history of the Barbary pirates The chronology is sometimes confusing and there is little attempt to present facts and figures systematically, nor is there much in the way of social or economic analysis.
But its a very readable collection of highlights and anecdotes The focus is on Britain, so don t expect much about the French, Italian or Spanish sides of this saga all of whom had experience with Barbary pirates than Britain did, but then, this is a British book The Arab Turk side is presented with a lot of sympathy and one hears about their side of the story than usual I also had no idea that so many renegade Christians played such a large role in this business There is a mild postcolonial tinge at times, but by recent standards the book is not too overloaded with politic

Adrian Tinniswood

Trailer º Pirates of Barbary PDF by Ê Adrian Tinniswood pamyatnik.pro Adrian Tinniswood has worked as an author, broadcaster, lecturer and educational consultant for nearly 30 years in both Britain and the United States Tinniswood studied English and Philosophy at Southampton University and was awarded an MPhil at Leicester University.