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Description - Piracy, Slavery, and Redemption by Daniel Vitkus

These narratives recount the harrowing experiences of Englishmen abducted by the Barbary pirates of North Africa. After being sold into slavery, the narrators succeeded in returning to their homeland where their stories were printed. Never before available in a modern, annotated edition, these tales describe combat at sea, extraordinary escapes, and religious conversion, but they also illustrate the power, prosperity, and piety of Muslims in the early modern Mediterranean. Each narrative is preceded by a brief introduction, and Matar's genera introduction provides important new information about the historical context of captivity and slavery in North Africa.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231119054
ISBN-10: 0231119054
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Daniel Vitkus

Daniel J. Vitkus is assistant professor of English at Florida State University. He is editor of Three Turk Plays from Early Modern England and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Nabil Matar is professor of English at the Florida Institute of Technology. He is author of Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery and lives in Melbourne, Florida.

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