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Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery / Nabil Matar.

By: Matar, N. I. (Nabil I.), 1949-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2012Description: 281 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0231110154.Subject(s): Islamic civilization -- Foreign public opinion, British | Public opinion -- Great Britain | Middle East -- Relations -- Great Britain | Great Britain -- Relations -- Middle East | Africa, North -- Relations -- Great BritainSummary: During the early modern period, hundreds of Turks and Moors traded in English and Welsh ports, dazzled English society with exotic cuisine and Arabian horses, and worked small jobs in London, while the ""Barbary Corsairs"" raided coastal towns and, if captured, lingered in Plymouth jails or stood trial in Southampton courtrooms. In turn, Britons fought in Muslim armies, traded and settled in Moroccan or Tunisian harbor towns, joined the international community of pirates in Mediterranean and Atlantic outposts, served in Algerian households and ships, and endured captivity from Salee to Al.
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During the early modern period, hundreds of Turks and Moors traded in English and Welsh ports, dazzled English society with exotic cuisine and Arabian horses, and worked small jobs in London, while the ""Barbary Corsairs"" raided coastal towns and, if captured, lingered in Plymouth jails or stood trial in Southampton courtrooms. In turn, Britons fought in Muslim armies, traded and settled in Moroccan or Tunisian harbor towns, joined the international community of pirates in Mediterranean and Atlantic outposts, served in Algerian households and ships, and endured captivity from Salee to Al.

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