The Stolen Village. Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates.

By: Ekin Des.

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Very light shelf rubing to edges and corners, generally a v.good tight copy. In June 1631 pirates from Algiers and armed troops of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, led by the notorious pirate captain Morat Rais, stormed ashore at the little harbour village of Baltimore in West Cork. They captured almost all of the villagers and bore them away to a life of slavery in North Africa. The Sack of Baltimore was the most devastating invasion ever mounted by Islamist forces on Ireland or England. Des Ekin's exhaustive research illuminates the political intrigues that ensured the capties were left to their fate, and provides a vivid insight into the kind of life that would have awaited the slaves amitd the souks and seraglios of old Algiers.

Title: The Stolen Village. Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates.

Author Name: Ekin Des.

Categories: Irish History, Irish Interest, Cork, Military, West Cork,

Edition: REPRINT

Publisher: Dublin, The O'Brien Press: 2008

ISBN Number: 1847171044

ISBN Number 13: 9781847171047

Binding: Paper Back

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 007056

Keywords: IRELAND/IRISH HISTORY/IRISH INTEREST/BALTIMORE/WEST CORK/BARBARY PIRATES