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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Story of the Barbary Corsairs by Stanley Lane Poole and Lieut J D Jerrold Kelley This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever You may copy it give it away or re use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www gutenberg org Title The Story of the Barbary Corsairs Author Stanley Lane Poole Lieut J D Jerrold Kelley Release Date July 28 2007 EBook 22169 Language English Character set encoding ISO 8859 1 START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE STORY OF THE BARBARY CORSAIRS Produced by Juliet Sutherland Sam W and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http www pgdp net 1 The Story of the Nations THE STORY OF THE BARBARY CORSAIRS BY STANLEY LANE POOLE AUTHOR OF THE LIFE OF LORD STRATFORD DE REDCLIFFE TURKEY THE MOORS IN SPAIN ETC ETC WITH THE COLLABORATION OF LIEUT J D JERROLD KELLEY U S NAVY NEW YORK G P PUTNAM S SONS LONDON T FISHER UNWIN 1890 2 COPYRIGHT BY G P PUTNAM S SONS 1890 Entered at Stationers Hall London BY T FISHER UNWIN Press of G P PUTNAM S SONS New York THE STORY OF THE NATIONS 12MO ILLUSTRATED PER VOL 1 50 THE EARLIER VOLUMES ARE THE STORY OF GREECE By Prof JAS A HARRISON THE STORY OF ROME By ARTHUR GILMAN THE STORY OF THE JEWS By Prof JAS K HOSMER THE STORY OF CHALDEA By Z A RAGOZIN THE STORY OF GERMANY By S BARING GOULD THE STORY OF NORWAY By Prof H H BOYESEN THE STORY OF SPAIN By E E and SUSAN HALE THE STORY OF HUNGARY By Prof A V MB RY THE STORY OF CARTHAGE By Prof ALFRED J CHURCH THE STORY OF THE SARACENS By ARTHUR GILMAN THE STORY OF THE MOORS IN SPAIN By STANLEY LANE POOLE THE STORY OF THE NORMANS By SARAH O JEWETT THE STORY OF PERSIA By S G W BENJAMIN THE STORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT By GEO RAWLINSON THE STORY OF ALEXANDER S EMPIRE By Prof J P MAHAFFY THE STORY OF ASSYRIA By Z A RAGOZIN THE STORY OF IRELAND By Hon EMILY LAWLESS THE STORY OF THE GOTHS By HENRY BRADLEY THE STORY OF TURKEY By STANLEY LANE POOLE THE STORY OF MEDIA BABYLON AND PERSIA By Z A RAGOZIN THE STORY OF MEDI VAL FRANCE By GUSTAVE MASSON THE STORY OF MEXICO By SUSAN HALE THE STORY OF HOLLAND By JAMES E THOROLD ROGERS THE STORY OF PH NICIA By GEORGE RAWLINSON THE STORY OF THE HANSA TOWNS By HELEN ZIMMERN For prospectus of the series see end of this volume G P PUTNAM S SONS NEW YORK AND LONDON 3 ALGIERS 1700 From a Map in the British Museum Pg vii CONTENTS 4 INTRODUCTION I THE REVENGE OF THE MOORS Centuries of piracy 3 The Moslems take to the sea 4 African fleets 7 Effects of the expulsion of the Moors from Spain 8 The delights of piracy 9 Retaliation of the Moors 10 Don Pedro Navarro 12 The building of the Pe on de Alger 13 PAGES 3 13 II THE LAND OF THE CORSAIRS The Barbary Peninsula 14 Command of the narrow seas 15 Barbary ports and havens 16 Character of the country 20 North African dynasties 21 Relations between the rulers of Barbary and the Christian States 22 Piracy discountenanced 24 Christian Corsairs 25 Growth of sea roving 26 The coming of the Turks 27 14 27 PART I THE CORSAIR ADMIRALS III UR J BARBAROSSA 1504 1515 Lesbos 31 Birth of Ur j and Kheyr ed d n Barbarossa 31 Arrival of Ur j at Tunis 32 Capture of Papal galleys 35 The Pg viii epithet Barba rossa 36 Galley slaves 39 Jerba 40 Unsuccessful siege of Buj ya 40 Doria besieges the Goletta of Tunis 43 Second attack on Buj ya 44 Ur j becomes king of J jil 44 31 44 IV THE TAKING OF ALGIERS 1516 1518 Death of Ferdinand 45 Algerines appeal to Ur j to deliver them from the Spaniards 46 His doings at Algiers 49 Defeat of a Spanish armada 50 Victory over the prince of Tinnis 50 Great authority of Ur j 51 Expedition of the Marquis de Comares 51 Death of Ur j Barbarossa 52 45 52 V KHEYR ED D N BARBAROSSA 1518 1530 Departure of the Spanish troops 53 Character of Kheyr ed d n 53 Policy towards the Sultan 54 Is made Beglerbeg of Algiers 54 Disaster to Don Hugo de Moncada 55 Kheyr ed d n s cruises and his captains 56 DrubDevil at Majorca 57 Defeat of Portundo 58 Storming of the Pe on de 5 53 60 Alger 59 Kheyr ed d n s fleet 59 VI THE OTTOMAN NAVY 1470 1522 Rise of the Turkish navy 61 Rivalry of Genoa and Venice 62 The fleet of Mohammed II 65 The Knights Hospitallers 66 Ship building at Constantinople 66 The Battle of Zonchio 68 Fall of Lepanto 71 Decline of Venice 71 Siege of Rhodes 73 Kheyr ed d n summoned to the Porte 75 61 75 VII DORIA AND BARBAROSSA 1533 Andrea Doria 76 Change of sides 77 The two rivals 78 Doria s conquest of Coron 78 Relief of Coron 81 Kheyr ed d n sails to Constantinople 82 Is made Admiral 83 Building galleys 83 76 83 VIII Pg ix TUNIS TAKEN AND LOST 1534 1535 Kheyr ed d n ravages the coasts of Italy 84 Giulia Gonzaga 84 The Ben Hafs of Tunis 85 Conquest of Tunis by Kheyr ed d n 86 Charles V goes to Tunis 86 Defeat of Kheyr ed d n 89 Brutality of the Imperial troops 90 Joy throughout Christendom 91 Kheyr ed d n s expedition to Minorca 93 84 93 IX THE SEA FIGHT OFF PREVESA 1537 Kheyr ed d n and Venice 94 Venetian provocations 95 Doria off Paxos 95 Kheyr ed d n lays waste the Apulian coast 96 Siege of Corfu by the Turks 96 Abandoned 97 A raid among the isles of Greece 97 Rich prizes 97 Kheyr ed d n sails to combat Doria 98 Battle off Prevesa 101 Doria s galleasses 102 Hesitation of the Christians 103 Doria s seamanship and Kheyr ed d n s audacity 104 94 104 X BARBAROSSA IN FRANCE 1539 1546 Kheyr ed d n retakes Castelnuovo 105 Is invited by Francis I to come to Marseilles 106 Attacks Nice 109 Winters at Toulon 109 Ransoms Dragut 110 Returns to Constantinople and dies 111 His tomb at Beshiktash 111 105 111 XI CHARLES AT ALGIERS 1541 Barbarossa s successors at Algiers 112 Charles V resolves to destroy piracy 113 The expedition to Algiers 113 Stormy voyage 114 The 6 112 123 Christian fleet 114 Landing at Algiers 117 Effects of the rains 118 Repulse of the besiegers 118 Panic in the camp allayed by the Emperor 119 The Storm 119 Charles orders a retreat 120 The remnant of the army sails away 121 Another tempest 122 Total failure of the expedition 123 XII …


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