Stolen Village: A Thrilling Account of the 17th-century Raid on Ireland by the Barbary Pirates
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Stolen Village: A Thrilling Account of the 17th-century Raid on Ireland by the Barbary Pirates

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by Des Ekin
     
 

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In June 1631, Barbary and Turkish pirates stormed ashore near Baltimore, a small village on the southern tip of County Cork, Ireland. Led by notorious pirate captain Morat Rais, the brigands captured almost all the villagers and dragged them away to be sold in the slave markets of North Africa. Only two ever saw Ireland again.

The Sack of Baltimore was

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In June 1631, Barbary and Turkish pirates stormed ashore near Baltimore, a small village on the southern tip of County Cork, Ireland. Led by notorious pirate captain Morat Rais, the brigands captured almost all the villagers and dragged them away to be sold in the slave markets of North Africa. Only two ever saw Ireland again.

The Sack of Baltimore was sensational, the most devastating attack ever mounted by Islamist forces on Ireland or England. Des Ekin’s exhaustive research and vibrant writing illuminates this highly unusual and dramatic episode, describing the political intrigues that sealed the captives’ fate and providing vivid insight into the conditions of slave life in old Algiers.

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ISBN-13:
9781435105003
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
01/30/2008
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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Stolen Village 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AlissaH More than 1 year ago
I always love undiscovered history. An indepth look at not only what happened at Baltimore, but what happened to the people after. A well written intricate detailing of slave life in Algeria in all it's different facets paint an intriguing picture of a faraway land. Definitely for any history buff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a slow, dull book with very little new in it. So we learn that a few Irish were stolen to be slaves - not much else happens. These people could have been from anywhere, so if you are looking for an Irish-related book, try something else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never knew that Europeans were made slaves by Africans...this story reads like fiction but it's all true!