Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European Renegadoes / Edition 2 by Peter Lamborn Wilson | 9781570271588 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European Renegadoes / Edition 2
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Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European Renegadoes / Edition 2

by Peter Lamborn Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570271585

ISBN-13: 9781570271588

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Autonomedia

Cultural Writing. From the 16th to the 19th century, Moslem corsairs from the Barbary Coast ravaged European shipping and enslaved thousands, while thousands of Europeans converted to Islam and joined the pirate "holy war". In this book, Wilson focuses on the corsairs' most impressive accomplishment, the 17th century independent Pirate Republic of Sale in Morocco.

Overview

Cultural Writing. From the 16th to the 19th century, Moslem corsairs from the Barbary Coast ravaged European shipping and enslaved thousands, while thousands of Europeans converted to Islam and joined the pirate "holy war". In this book, Wilson focuses on the corsairs' most impressive accomplishment, the 17th century independent Pirate Republic of Sale in Morocco. Here, Wilson explores insurrectionary communities through the characters of a diverse population; characters including corsairs, slaves, adventurers, Irish rebels, heretical Jews, British spies, "irresistible" Moorish women, and even a Moorish pirate in old New York. Through these characters, "Wilson shows why we cherish pirates - and why, for the sake of the future, we must continue to do so" - Marcus Rediker, author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570271588
Publisher:
Autonomedia
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

IPirate and Mermaid7
IIA Christian Turn'd Turk11
IIIDemocracy by Assassination27
IVA Company of Rogues39
VAn Alabaster Palace in Tunisia51
VIThe Moorish Republic of Sale71
VIIMurad Reis and the Sack of Baltimore93
VIIIThe Corsair's Calendar143
IXPirate Utopias187
XAfterword: A Moorish Pirate in Old New York205
Bibliography216

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