CORSAIRS AND PIRATES IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, FIFTEENTH-NINETEENTH CENTURIES.

  • Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2016.
  • 7 x 9.6 inches
  • hardcover, cloth
  • 174 pages
  • ISBN: 9789608779259

Price: $65.00  other currencies

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"Well-chosen illustrations of archival materials embellish the presentations. All the contributions will be helpful to the historian of international law . . . All credit to the
Sylvia Ioannou Foundation in Greece for sponsoring the original conference and subsequent publication of the papers."
--Jus Gentium (Journal of International Legal History)

This volume features 10 select papers from the 2nd International Scientific Conference of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation (Athens, October 2014), with an Introduction by Prof. Gelina Harlaftis and an Epilogue by Prof. David J. Starkey.

Chiefly based on primary archival sources, the essays in this edition offer a rich, vivid and accurate overview of piracy and corsairing, a phenomenon of significant impact on the historical, political, financial, juridical and cultural developments in the Eastern Mediterranean (and beyond) from the 15th century onwards. These select papers from the 2nd International Conference of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation prove that those of us who insist on believing that pirates and corsairs were nothing more than unconventional, bohemian characters, in some romantic reverie that has little to do with our reality, should probably reconsider.