The Story of the Barbary Corsairs - Stanley Lane-Poole

The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

By Stanley Lane-Poole

  • Release Date: 2015-02-17
  • Genre: History


The Barbary Corsairs were a group of pirates that operated out of the northern African ports of Salé, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli during the Sixteenth century. This book offers a fascinating insight into the endeavours of these infamous privateers, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in the subject. Contents include: “The Revenge of The Moors”, “The Land of the Corsairs”, “The Corsair Admirals”, “Uruk Barbarossa. 1504-1515”, “The Taking of Algiers: 1516-1518”, “Kheyr-Ed-Din Barbarossa: 1518-1530”, “The Ottoman Navy: 1470-1522”, “The Petty Pirates”, “The Abasement of Europe: 16th to 18th Centuries”, etcetera. Edward William Lane (1801 - 1876) was a British translator, lexicographer, and orientalist. He is most famous for his translation of "One Thousand and One Nights". Many antiquarian texts such as this - particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before - are increasingly hard to come by and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.