TITLE

Muslim marauders

AUTHOR(S)
Langley, Andrew
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Pirates;2003, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on Muslim pirates. Pirates of the Mediterranean Sea were known as 'corsairs'. The most famous were Muslims from the Barbary Coast of North Africa. The corsairs wanted people, not treasure, and they would demand ransom for the release of their captives. Corsairs fought with curved swords called scimitars. The two most feared corsairs were the Barbarossa brothers. INSET: I DON'T BELIEVE IT!.
ACCESSION #
9310046

 

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