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Story of the Barbary Corsairs

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In "Story of the Barbary Corsairs" by Stanley Lane-Poole, readers are taken on a thrilling journey through the history of piracy in the Mediterranean during the 16th and 17th centuries. Lane-Poole expertly weaves together historical facts and anecdotes to create a gripping narrative that sheds light on the brutal world of the Barbary Corsairs.

The book delves into the origins of piracy in North Africa, detailing the rise of notorious pirate leaders such as Aruj and Barbarossa. Through vivid descriptions and meticulous research, Lane-Poole paints a vivid picture of the Corsairs' ruthless tactics and their impact on European trade and diplomacy.

What sets this book apart is Lane-Poole's ability to humanize the Corsairs, showcasing their complex motivations and the political context that allowed piracy to flourish in the region. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of the Barbary Corsairs and the lasting legacy of their exploits.

Overall, "Story of the Barbary Corsairs" is a riveting read that is sure to appeal to history buffs and fans of swashbuckling tales alike. Lane-Poole's engaging writing style and thorough research make this book a must-read for anyone interested in the turbulent history of piracy in the Mediterranean.

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A history of the pirating activities along and around the "Barbary coast" between the 15th and 19th centuries, from the time of the pirate, Ujra Barbarossa, to the French control of Algeria in 1830. Although piracy had plagued all the world's waterways from the first time man decided to trade by boat or ship, authors Lane-Poole and Kelley tell mainly of the origins and "Golden Age" of the Moor pirates who rampaged the Mediterranean Sea from ports of call along the north coast of Africa.

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