Barbary corsairs. “The Regencies.”

Cornelis Hendriksz Vroom, Spanish Men-of-War Engaging Barbary Corsairs, 1615 The “corsairs” were the navies and cruising warships of several small Muslim principalities-Algiers, Tripoli, and Tunis- in the Maghreb. They were so called in the West from their traditional form of naval warfare, the “corso.” This practice was directly comparable to privateer war as practiced by […]

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