Conflict in the Late-Sixteenth Century Mediterranean I

Cornelis Hendricksz Vroom, Spanish Men-of-War Engaging Barbary Corsairs, 1615. Merchants and Pirates in the Medieval Mediterranean The Sublime Porte had lost its taste for naval warfare, and was content to leave the Spaniards alone, while pursuing its traditional rivalry with the Shi’ite emperors of Persia. This was extremely convenient, since Spanish preoccupations also now turned […]

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