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Piracy, slavery, and redemption : Barbary captivity narratives from early modern England

Author: Daniel J Vitkus; N I Matar
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Piracy, slavery, and redemption.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001028215
(OCoLC)46462855
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Vitkus; N I Matar
ISBN: 0231507674 9780231507677 0231505299 9780231505291 9780231119054 0231119054
OCLC Number: 53118235
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 376 pages, [7] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsNote on Editorial MethodIntroduction: England and Mediterranean Captivity, 1577--17041. John Fox, "The Worthy Enterprise of John Fox, in Delivering 266 Christians Out of the Captivity of the Turks,'' in Richard Hakluyt, AEMDULOPrincipal NavigationsAEMDNMO (1589)2. Richard Hasleton, Strange and Wonderful Things Happened to Richard Hasleton... in His Ten Years' Travails in Many Foreign Countries (1595)3. John Rawlins, The Famous and Wonderful Recovery of a Ship of Bristol, Called the Exchange, from the Turkish Pirates of Argier (1622)4. News from Sally of a Strange Delivery of Four English Captives from the Slavery of the Turks(1642)5. William Okeley, Ebenezer; or, A Small Monument of Great Mercy, Appearing in the Miraculous Deliverance of William Okeley (1675)6. Thomas Phelps, True Account of the Captivity of Thomas Phelps(1685)7. Joseph Pitts, True and Faithful Account of the Religion and Manners of the Mohammetans, with an Account of the Author's Being Taken Captive (1704)AppendixesAppendix 1. Two BalladsThe Algerian Slave's Releasement; or, The Unchangeable BoatswainThe Lamentable Cries of at Least 1,500 Christians (Now Prisoners in Algiers Under the Turks)Appendix 2. Letters from Captives to Their Families in EnglandSamuel Harres to His Father (1610)Robert Adams to Captain Robert Adams (1625)Thomas Sweet and Richard Robinson (1647)Appendix 3. Letter and Depositions Describing "Turkish'' Corsair Raids on the West Country Sent by Thomas Ceely to the Privy Council (1625)Letter to the Privy CouncilDeposition of William KnightDeposition of William DraperDeposition of William CourtAppendix 4. Petition Sent by English Captives in Morocco to King Charles I (1632)Appendix 5. Laudian Rite for Returned Renegades (1637)Appendix 6. Parliamentary Ordinance for Collections to Be Made for the Relief of Captives in Algiers (Issued April 25, 1643)Appendix 7. Letter from Philip Lloyd, the English Factor in Tunis, to King Charles II (1680)Bibliography of English Captivity Narratives from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Responsibility: selected and edited by Daniel J. Vitkus ; introduced by Nabil Matar.

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