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Mediterranean captivity through Arab eyes, 1517-1798 / by Nabil Matar.

Author/Creator:
Matar, N. I. (Nabil I.), 1949- author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 293 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Series:
Islamic history and civilization ; 0929-2403 v. 176.
Islamic history and civilization, 0929-2403 ; volume 176
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Subjects:
Slavery -- Mediterranean Region -- History.
Slavery -- Africa, North -- History.
Captivity narratives -- Mediterranean Region -- History.
Captivity narratives -- Africa, North -- History.
Piracy -- Mediterranean Region -- History.
Piracy -- Africa, North -- History.
Arabs -- Mediterranean Region -- History.
Arabs -- Africa, North -- History.
Africa, North -- History -- 1517-1882.
Arabs.
Captivity narratives.
Piracy.
Slavery.
Mediterranean Region.
North Africa.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"The post-Lepanto Mediterranean was the scene of "small wars," to use Fernand Braudel's phrase, which resulted in acts of piracy and captivity. Thousands upon thousands of Europeans and North African Arabs and Turks were seized into bagnios stretching from Cadiz to Valletta and from Salé to Tripoli. Europeans wrote extensively about their ordeals, and so did the North Africans and Levantines. In Mediterranean Captivity through Arab Eyes, 1517-1798, Nabil Matar examines the distinct Arabic narrative of captivity. Consulting archives from Tunis to London and from Fez to Paris, Valletta and Rome, Matar has collected, translated, and contextualized the anecdotes, recollections, reports, miracles, letters, fatawa, exempla and short accounts that cumulatively recount the Arabic qiṣṣas al-asrā, or stories of the captives, in the captives' native language and idiom"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: Mediterranean Captivities
Qiṣaṣ al-Asrā, or Stories of the Captives
Letters
Divine Intervention: Christian and Islamic
Conversion and Resistance
Ransom and Return
Captivity of Books
Epilogue: Esclaves turcs in Sculpture
Postscript: How Should the Sculptures Be Treated?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Other format:
Matar, N. I. (Nabil I.), 1949- Mediterranean captivity through Arab eyes, 1517-1798
ISBN:
9789004440241
9004440240
9789004440258
OCLC:
1178905673
Publisher Number:
40030273983