The Barbary Corsairs: The End of a Legend, 1800-1820

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BRILL, 2005 - History - 352 pages
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From 1516 to 1830, the Barbary corsairs dominated the Ottoman provinces of Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli. The years between 1800-1820 were crucial. Until 1805, a spectacular revival of privateering allows the author to present the men, the practices and the results gained by the privateers. From 1805 to 1814, the Maghrib states gave up a great part of privateering on behalf of transportation and seaborne trade, taking advantage of their neutrality during the Napoleonic wars. The peace in 1814 and the internal weaknesses of the regencies carried away this original attempt. After Lord Exmouth's expedition in 1816, for the first time since three centuries, the Maghrib is prohibited from any seaborne activities and under the mercy of Europe.
  

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Nous penssons que Mr Panzac recheche toujours en vain ses amis Redemptoristes. Il doit commander aux envahisseurs une navette à remonter le temps pour venir à l'aide de ses Père precheurs le Barbarisme et faire la chasse au janissaires fontômes d'Alger .

Contents

The Bases of Privateering
9
Of Ships and Men
45
The Corsair Campaigns
73
Privateering and the Economy
101
The Maghrebs Maritime Trade at the
135
From Privateering to Shipping
161
The Commercial Fleets of the Maghreb
193
The Maghrebi Merchants and their Trade
221
The Western Counter
259
The Maghreb Faces up to its Problems
293
Epilogue
331
Sources
339
Index of Names
347
Index of Ships
353
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Daniel Panzac is Directeur de Recherche au CNRS-Université de Provence. Books published: La peste dans l'Empire ottoman 1700-1850 (Peeters, 1985); Quarantaine et lazarets (Edisud, 1986), La population de l'empire ottoman (CNRS, 1993), Commerce et navigation dans l'Empire ottoman au XVIIIe siècle (Isis, 1996).

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