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    DescriptionThe 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.


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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
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594485442
    ISBN 10: 1594485445
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HB
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY, CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A15200300
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037040
    B&T Approval Code: A14204000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 909.0982209
    DC21: 909.0982209
    DC22: 909/.09822096
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DT201 .T56 2011
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    06 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Adrian Tinniswood is the author of "His Invention So Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren and Visions of Power" "Ambition and Architecture from Ancient Times to the Present." He is a respected author, lecturer, and broadcaster in Britain and the United States.