The Sultan's Admiral: Barbarossa: Pirate and Empire Builder (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)
The Sultan's Admiral: Barbarossa: Pirate and Empire Builder
In this definitive biography, Ernle Bradford has brilliantly recreated Barbarossa’s remarkable life alongside a vivid portrayal of the Ottoman and Mediterranean worlds at this thrilling moment in history. Admiral, naval hero, pirate, warrior and empire-builder, Kheir ed-Din or Barbarossa, as he was known in the West, was a legendary figure. Born on Lesbos in Greece he rose to become High Admiral of the Ottoman Navy, Sultan of Algiers and friend and advisor to Suleiman the Magnificent. His life dominated the history of the Mediterranean in the 16th century. From the moment that he and his brother, Aruj, established themselves on the North African coast, the pattern of life and trade in the Mediterranean changed forever and for nearly 300 years after it was affected by the activities of raiders from what came to be called the Barbary Coast. His achievements in reorganizing the Ottoman Navy and his command of it helped the expansion of the Turkish Empire that threatened all of Europe.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 184511793X
BARBAROSSA THE PIRATE: English Edition
BARBAROSSA THE PIRATE: English
A forgotten manuscript, buried for centuries in the crypt of a remote and isolated monastery in the island of Kithira, brings to light the bloodstained 'course' of the pirates, brothers Barbarossa.From a small and insignificant fishermen's village in Lesvos to the Sultan's courts in Constantinople and from the dark and humid dungeons of the Venetian castles to the luxurious palaces in Algiers and northern Africa, this story - of the most unrelenting pirates of the Mediterranean - spins forcefully like a tornado and carries the reader away. It transports him to a historical era where he can breathlessly watch ruthless but gallant fortune - hunters, conspirator leaders and insidious representatives of the Church.History interweaves with fiction forming an 'exuberant' canvas of vivid pictures about passion and revelation. Characters are successfully revealed and their passions and weaknesses are unveiled and exposed. In this novel, the writer (George Leonardos), through his thorough and meticulous research of historical facts, his ability to create a 'myth' and his explicitness, achieves to entice, lure and fascinate his readers. He manages to transform an historical text into a striking historical novel. The whole drama of the struggle for survival in medieval southern Europe is en...
- ASIN: B005MWVXI4
The Barbarossa Brothers and the Pirates of the Mediterranean
The Barbarossa Pirates (Greek Edition)
The Barbarossa Pirates (Greek
A forgotten manuscript, buried for centuries in the crypt of a remote and isolated monastery in the island of Kithira, brings to light the bloodstained 'course' of the pirates, brothers Barbarossa. From a small and insignificant fishermen's village in Lesvos to the Sultan's courts in Constantinople and from the dark and humid dungeons of the Venetian castles to the luxurious palaces in Algiers and northern Africa, this story - of the most unrelenting pirates of the Mediterranean - spins forcefully like a tornado and carries the reader away. It transports him to a historical era where he can breathlessly watch ruthless but gallant fortune - hunters, conspirator leaders and insidious representatives of the Church. Arouz and Hayredin Barbarossa, Andrea Doria, Suleiman the Magnificent and a few others are some of the characters of the book which having been dispossessed of their historical 'attributes' are metamorphosed into active and vigorous personalities. With their rivalry, antagonism, hatred, passion for power and authority, corruption, assassinations, and criminal acts but also with their sagacity and military wisdom carve the material which makes this last work of the writer stand out as an exciting and irresistible novel.
- ASIN: 171937354X
The Barbarossa Brothers: 16th Century Pirates of the Barbary Coast (Library of Pirates)
Pirates and Privateers: A Swashbuckling Compendium of Seafaring Scoundrels (Oxford People)
Pirates and Privateers: A Swashbuckling Compendium of Seafaring
Pirates and Privateers narrates the incredible careers of the most interesting and infamous pirates in history, including legends like Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, and Anne Bonney. The romantic image of the pirate has been seen as something of a Hollywood icon ever since Errol Flynn first climbed the rigging for the film Captain Blood, in 1935. The hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, starring the megastar Johnny Depp, proved undoubtedly that swashbuckling sells. But what do we know about the real Captain Jack Sparrows of yesteryear? Who were they? Where did they come from? And what heinous and daring acts did they perform on the path towards riches and infamy?Pirates and Privateers delves into the real lives of these men and women, whose seafaring adventures have become legendary. It explores the criminal careers of some of the most fascinating scoundrels and scallywags in history, including Blackbeard, the Barbarossa Brothers, Captain Kidd, Anne Bonney and Mary Read.
- Brand: CHARTWELL
- ASIN: 0785835024
Il Pirata Barbarossa (Edizione Italiana) (Italian Edition)
Il Pirata Barbarossa (Edizione Italiana) (Italian
In un antico manoscritto, ritrovato dopo secoli di oblio nella cripta di un monastero di Citera, è narrata la storia dei due fratelli Barbarossa, i piú temuti corsari del sedicesimo secolo. Istigati al crimine dalla distruzione del loro villaggio di pescatori a Mitilene, i fratelli Aruj e Khair ad-Din seminarono il terrore in tutto il Mediterraneo, tenendo in scacco le flotte dei potenti d'Europa. Carlo V di Spagna come Francesco I di Francia, gli oligarchi di Genova e della Serenissima, despoti e sultani come celebrati ammiragli, le galere corsare nemiche come quelle papali: nessuno si sottrasse ai loro assalti e razzie, ai baratti di passeggeri facoltosi con lauti riscatti. Avventurieri spietati ma leali, non erano peggiori dei loro avversari, governanti corrotti e malvagi. Greci e turchi, cristiani e musulmani, spagnoli e francesi, veneti e genovesi, tutti indistintamente praticarono come i Barbarossa l'orgia sfrenata del saccheggio, del contrabbando e della violenza. Intrecciando la realtà storica con la leggenda, Ghiorgos Leonardos dipinge un quadro avvincente sulla sete di avventura e di gloria dei Barbarossa. Un affresco che ha i colori tenebrosi del delitto e della ferocia, ma soprattutto quelli abbaglianti della passione, del coraggio e dell'intelligenza.
- ASIN: 1719438234
The Barbarossa Brothers and the Pirates of the Mediterranean
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