Piracy, Slavery, and Redemption: Barbary Captivity Narratives from Early Modern England (Hardcover)

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By Daniel Vitkus (Editor), Nabil Matar (Introduction by)
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Description


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 Nabil Matar's genera introduction provides important new information about the historical context of captivity and slavery in North Africa.

About the Author


Daniel Vitkus is assistant professor of English at Florida State University. He is the editor of Three Turk Plays from Early Modern England (Columbia, 2000).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780231119047
ISBN-10: 0231119046
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: October 17th, 2001
Pages: 416
Language: English