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White Women Captives in North Africa Narratives of Enslavement, 1735-1830

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ISBN-10: 023022198X

ISBN-13: 9780230221987

Edition: 2011

Authors: Khalid Bekkaoui

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A fascinating anthology of historical narratives composed from the late sixteenth to early nineteenth centuries by European women abducted by Muslim corsairs and enslaved in North Africa during the age of piracy. Many of the narratives are very rare and are by women coming from diverse social and economic backgrounds.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/24/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 303
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

List of Illustrations
A Note on the Texts
Slave Hunting in the Mediterranean
Muslim Women Slaves in Christian Lands
White Women, Muslim Masters
Female Barbary Captivity Tales
Oriental Women and Christian Slaves
Desdemonas and the Heroes of the Black Tribe
'Remarkable History of the Countess De Bourk's Shipwreck, and Her Daughter's Captivity', 1735
'Notable History of a Spanish Girl, Slave to Ali Dey', 1735
Maria ter Meetelen. Miraculous and Remarkable Events of Twelve Years Slavery, of a Woman, Called Maria ter Meetelen, Resident of Medemblik, 1748
Elizabeth Marsh. The Female Captive, 1769
Mary Velnet. An Affecting History of the Captivity and Sufferings of Mrs. Mary Velnet, 1806
Maria Martin. History of the Captivity and Sufferings of Mrs. Maria Martin, 1807
Eliza Bradley. An Authentic Narrative of the Shipwreck and Sufferings of Mrs. Eliza Bradley, 1820
Viletta Laranda. Neapolitan Captive: Interesting Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Miss Viletta Laranda, 1830
'Accusations and the Confessions of Ana de Melo, a Free Christianized Muslim Woman', 1559
'Maria de Morales' Captivity, Release and Confessions before the Inquisitional Tribunal', 1610
'Relation of the Fidelity of a Husband, and the Unfaithfulness of His Wife', 1666
'My Corsair Emerges up above the Full Main'
'The Bey Weds His Genovese Captive', 1720s
'The Irish Mrs Jones and the Lascivious Turk', 1747
'An Empress of Morocco Born at Mill of Steps, Parish of Muthill', 1769
'A Particular Account of the Royal Harem', 1791
'Letter from a Muslim Female Captive in Malta to the Sultan of Morocco', 1790s
'Ali and the English Female Captive', 1891