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    DescriptionIt's easy to think of piracy as a romantic way of life long gone--if not for today's frightening headlines of robbery and kidnapping on the high seas. Pirates have existed since the invention of commerce itself, but 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 and the glory of Islam. They attacked ships, enslaved crews, plundered cargoes, enraged governments, and swayed empires, wreaking havoc from Gibraltar to the Holy Land and beyond. Historian and author Adrian Tinniswood brings alive this dynamic chapter in history, where clashes between pirates of the East (Tunis, Algiers, and Tripoli) and governments of the West (England, France, Spain, and Venice) grew increasingly intense and dangerous. In vivid detail, Tinniswood recounts the brutal struggles, glorious triumphs, and enduring personalities of the pirates of the Barbary Coast, and how their maneuverings between the Muslim empires and Christian Europe shed light on the religious and moral battles that still rage today. As Tinniswood notes in "Pirates of Barbary," "Pirates "are" history." In this fascinating and entertaining book, he reveals that the history of piracy is also the history that shaped our modern world.


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    Title
    Pirates of Barbary
    Subtitle
    Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-century Mediterranean
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adrian Tinniswood, Narrator Clive Chafer
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400149247
    ISBN 10: 140014924X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, HBTM
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QSM
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    DC22: 364.164
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    BISAC V2.8: BIO024000, HIS037040
    DC22: 961.023
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 909/.09822096
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DT201 .T56 2010D
    Thema V1.0: NHH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1HB
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    17 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Historian 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 shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. Clive Chafer is a professional actor, director, and producer, as well as a theater instructor. He is the founder of TheatreFIRST, Oakland's only professional, season-producing theater company, where he served as artistic director until 2008. He teaches classical dramatic literature and other subjects at the University of San Francisco.
    Review quote
    "Chafer provides a good narration, [and] the subject matter...holds the listener's attention." ---AudioFile