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Pirates Of Barbary

Corsairs, Conquests, And Captivity In The 17th Century Mediterranean

By Adrian Tinniswood

More tales from the shores of Tripoli. During the 1600’s a convergence of greed, poverty, state sponsored terrorism and religious intolerance led to an explosion of piracy in the Mediterranean sea. The parallels to current piracy are very close.

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