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Subtitle Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean
First Written 2010
Genre History
Origin US
Publisher Riverhead Books
My Copy library hardback
First Read January 13, 2024

Pirates of Barbary

I'm on a Barbary Pirates kick (see here and here, and this is a good history overview of the time period.

Noted on January 13, 2024

Off the Isles of Scilly, about thirty miles from the southwest tip of Cornwall, they sighted a French merchant ship of seventy tons, fully laden and bound for Ireland. (Originally related to the number of tun casks of wine that a merchant ship could carry, tonnage refers to the internal volume of a vessel rather than its weight.)

Quoted on January 13, 2024

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