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THE STORY OF THE BARBARY CORSAIRS
     

THE STORY OF THE BARBARY CORSAIRS

by Stanley Lane Poole
 
CONTENTS.


_INTRODUCTION._


I.
PAGES

THE REVENGE OF THE MOORS. 3-13

Centuries of piracy, 3--The Moslems take to the sea, 4--African
fleets, 7--Effects of the expulsion of the Moors from Spain, 8--The
delights

Overview

CONTENTS.


_INTRODUCTION._


I.
PAGES

THE REVENGE OF THE MOORS. 3-13

Centuries of piracy, 3--The Moslems take to the sea, 4--African
fleets, 7--Effects of the expulsion of the Moors from Spain, 8--The
delights of piracy, 9--Retaliation of the Moors, 10--Don Pedro
Navarro, 12--The building of the Peñon de Alger, 13.


II.

THE LAND OF THE CORSAIRS. 14-27

The Barbary Peninsula, 14--Command of the narrow seas, 15--Barbary
ports and havens, 16--Character of the country, 20--North-African
dynasties, 21--Relations between the rulers of Barbary and the
Christian States, 22--Piracy discountenanced, 24--Christian
Corsairs, 25--Growth of sea-roving, 26--The coming of the Turks, 27.


_PART I._

THE CORSAIR ADMIRALS.


III.

Urūj Barbarossa. 1504-1515 31-44

Lesbos, 31--Birth of Urūj and Kheyr-ed-dīn Barbarossa, 31--Arrival
of Urūj at Tunis, 32--Capture of Papal galleys, 35--The epithet
Barba-rossa, 36--Galley slaves, 39--Jerba, 40--Unsuccessful siege of
Bujēya, 40--Doria besieges the Goletta of Tunis, 43--Second attack
on Bujēya, 44--Urūj becomes king of Jījil, 44.


IV.

THE TAKING OF ALGIERS. 1516-1518 45-52

Death of Ferdinand, 45--Algerines appeal to Urūj to deliver them
from the Spaniards, 46--His doings at Algiers, 49--Defeat of a Spanish
armada, 50--Victory over the prince of Tinnis, 50--Great authority of
Urūj, 51--Expedition of the Marquis de Comares, 51--Death of Urūj
Barbarossa, 52.


V.

Kheyr-ed-dīn Barbarossa. 1518-1530 53-60

Departure of the Spanish troops, 53--Character of Kheyr-ed-dīn,
53--Policy towards the Sultan, 54--Is made Beglerbeg of Algiers,
54--Disaster to Don Hugo de Moncada, 55--Kheyr-ed-dīn's cruises
and his captains, 56--"Drub-Devil" at Majorca, 57--Defeat of Portundo,
58--Storming of the Peñon de Alger, 59--Kheyr-ed-dīn's fleet, 59.


VI.

THE OTTOMAN NAVY. 1470-1522 61-75

Rise of the Turkish navy, 61--Rivalry of Genoa and Venice, 62--The
fleet of Mohammed II., 65--The Knights Hospitallers, 66--Ship building
at Constantinople, 66--The Battle of Zonchio, 68--Fall of Lepanto,
71--Decline of Venice, 71--Siege of Rhodes, 73--Kheyr-ed-dīn
summoned to the Porte, 75.


VII.

DORIA AND BARBAROSSA. 1533 76-83

Andrea Doria, 76--Change of sides, 77--The two rivals, 78--Doria's
conquest of Coron, 78--Relief of Coron, 81--Kheyr-ed-dīn sails
to Constantinople, 82--Is made Admiral, 83--Building galleys, 83.


VIII.

TUNIS TAKEN AND LOST. 1534-1535 84-93

Kheyr-ed-dīn ravages the coasts of Italy, 84--Giulia Gonzaga, 84--The
Benī Hafs of Tunis, 85--Conquest of Tunis by Kheyr-ed-dīn,
86--Charles V. goes to Tunis, 86--Defeat of Kheyr-ed-dīn,
89--Brutality of the Imperial troops, 90--Joy throughout Christendom,
91--Kheyr-ed-dīn's expedition to Minorca, 93.


IX.

THE SEA-FIGHT OFF PREVESA. 1537 94-104

Kheyr-ed-dīn and Venice, 94--Venetian provocations, 95--Doria off
Paxos, 95--Kheyr-ed-dīn lays waste the Apulian coast, 96--Siege
of Corfu by the Turks, 96--Abandoned, 97--A raid among the isles of
Greece, 97--Rich prizes, 97--Kheyr-ed-dīn sails to combat Doria,
98--Battle off Prevesa, 101--Doria's galleasses, 102--Hesitation of
the Christians, 103--Doria's seamanship and Kheyr-ed-dīn's
audacity, 104.


X.

BARBAROSSA IN FRANCE. 1539-1546 105-111

Kheyr-ed-dīn retakes Castelnuovo, 105--Is invited by Francis I. to
come to Marseilles, 106--Attacks Nice, 109--Winters at Toulon,
109--Ransoms Dragut, 110--Returns to Constantinople, and dies, 111--His
tomb at Beshiktash, 111.


XI.

CHARLES AT ALGIERS. 1541 112-123

Barbarossa's successors at Algiers, 112--Charles V. resolves to
destroy piracy, 113--The expedition to Algiers, 113--Stormy voyage,
114--The Christian fleet, 114--Landing at Algiers, 117--Effects of the
rains, 118--Repulse of the besiegers, 118--Panic in the camp allayed
by the Emperor, 119--The Storm, 119--Charles orders a retreat,

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Publication date:
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