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The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Giancarlo Casale

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377828
eISBN:
9780199775699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim nullthe Grimnull conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the ... More


‘The Firmness of a Female Hand’: The Active Heroines of the Tales

Caroline Franklin

in Byron's Heroines

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112303
eISBN:
9780191670763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112303.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Lord Byron's oriental heroine is the fought-over focus of the eternal triangle, situated between a Turkish tyrant and a debased would-be Western liberator. The obvious political allegory is a ... More


J. Pierpont Morgan: 1837–1913: Jupiter

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter chronicles the life of J. Pierpont Morgan and his rise to becoming America’s most important banker.


The Affair of the Corsair: 1846

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter recounts “the affair of the Corsair.” The Corsair was a comic paper founded by Aaron Goldschmidt. It paid “a glittering honorarium” to disloyal servants for betraying the secrets of the ... More


Gow, the Pirate in Transit

Neil Rennie

in Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679331
eISBN:
9780191767272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679331.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This traces the primary sources of information about a real pirate, John Gow, who became the basis for a work attributed to Defoe, An Account of the Conduct and Proceedings of the Late John Gow ... More


Holy Leagues and Unholy Alliances, 1500–1550

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0035
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The reshaping of the Mediterranean in the wake of the Black Death was a slow process. In addition to political changes within the Mediterranean, notably ... More


Interlopers in the Mediterranean, 1571–1650

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0037
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The period between the battle of Lepanto and the middle of the seventeenth century has a certain unity. Barbary pirates did not go away – indeed, they ... More


Encouragement to Others, 1650–1780

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0039
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the course of the seventeenth century the character of the relationship between the European states changed dramatically, with important repercussions ... More


Piratical Colonization, 1603–1655

Mark G. Hanna

in Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469617947
eISBN:
9781469617961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617947.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how piracy contributed to English colonial expansion in the West Indies and North America during the period 1603–1655. Drawing on Captain John Smith's 1629 treatise The Bad ... More


Trade in War and Peace

Jeremy Baskes

in Staying Afloat: Risk and Uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic World Trade, 1760-1820

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785426
eISBN:
9780804786355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785426.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 6 explores the effects of war on Spanish transatlantic commerce, focusing especially on the American Revolutionary War and the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon. War had profound ... More


Insuring Against Risk: Analysis of Insurance Policies and the Perception of Risk in Atlantic World Trade

Jeremy Baskes

in Staying Afloat: Risk and Uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic World Trade, 1760-1820

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785426
eISBN:
9780804786355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785426.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Insurance was an essential element of long-distance merchants' strategies of risk management. Analyzing nearly eight hundred insurance policies dating from the years 1759 to 1818, Chapter 8 provides ... More


The Kadi of Malta

Joshua M. White

in Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602526
eISBN:
9781503603929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602526.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter turns to the Ottoman victims of Catholic corsairs and pirates who were carried off to Malta and Livorno to be sold as slaves and/or held for ransom. It focuses on the Ottoman magistrates ... More


Diplomatic Divergence

Joshua M. White

in Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602526
eISBN:
9781503603929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602526.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the political and religious-legal challenge that North African corsairs posed to the Ottoman treaty regime in a post–“Northern Invasion” Mediterranean, and explores the reasons ... More


Setting a Course toward an Archaeology of Piracy

Russell K. Skowronek

in Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061580
eISBN:
9780813051246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061580.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

An “Archaeology of Piracy” is emerging through the archaeological examination of sites, the examination of historic records, and the ethnographic study of modern pirates and related illicit behavior. ... More


Captives and Corsairs: France and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Gillian Weiss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770002
eISBN:
9780804777841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770002.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book uncovers a forgotten story in the history of relations between the West and Islam: three centuries of Muslim corsair raids on French ships and shores and the resulting captivity of tens of ... More


The Occident and the Barbary Corsairs: Pre-colonial Maghrebi Encounters with the Occident

Zahia Smail Salhi

in Occidentalism: Literary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780748645800
eISBN:
9781474464833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645800.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter argues that while French occupation of the Maghreb was motivated by economic gain, religion played a pivotal role in the Maghrebi encounter with the Occident. This is demonstrated by ... More


A Pirate or Anything

Talissa J. Ford

in Radical Romantics: Prophets, Pirates, and the Space Beyond Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409421
eISBN:
9781474426794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409421.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores pirates, and pirate colonies, as imagined by Lord Byron and William Hone. The fictional pirates of these texts, like the pirates of A General History, are deeply implicated in ... More


A Second-Rate Navy, 1714-1795

Jaap R. Bruijn

in The Dutch Navy of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497353
eISBN:
9781786944498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497353.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

The final section investigates the decline of the Dutch navy in the years following the financially devastating War of the Spanish Succession, and the various attempts to reinvigorate the Dutch ... More


“From the Halls of Montezuma, to the Shores of Tripoli:” Antoine Zuchet and the First Barbary War, 1801-1805

Victor Enthoven

in Rough Waters: American Involvement with the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497346
eISBN:
9781786944504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497346.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter presents an English-language translation of Antoine Zuchet’s correspondence with the Dutch Republic during the Tripolitanian War between America and Tripoli (The First Barbary War). ... More


Slavery as Social Mobility? Western Slaves in Late Eighteenth Century Algiers

Christine E. Sears

in Rough Waters: American Involvement with the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497346
eISBN:
9781786944504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497346.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the relationship between American merchants and diplomats and Barbary corsairs in the late-eighteenth century, by offering a case study of two American prisoners who managed to ... More


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