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The Adventures of Thomas Pellow, of Penryn, Mariner: Three and Twenty Years in Captivity Among the Moors (Classic Reprint) By Thomas Pellow,

  • Title: The Adventures of Thomas Pellow, of Penryn, Mariner: Three and Twenty Years in Captivity Among the Moors (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Thomas Pellow
  • ISBN: 9780265649930
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Excerpt from The Adventures of Thomas Pellow, of Penryn, Mariner Three and Twenty Years in Captivity Among the MoorsPiracy Spain, took revenge upon the Christians by preying on their shipping I have long seen good reasons for doubting the universal accuracy of this statement The Moriscoes of Spain were for the most part an inland people with little sea borne commerce, aExcerpt from The Adventures of Thomas Pellow, of Penryn, Mariner Three and Twenty Years in Captivity Among the MoorsPiracy Spain, took revenge upon the Christians by preying on their shipping I have long seen good reasons for doubting the universal accuracy of this statement The Moriscoes of Spain were for the most part an inland people with little sea borne commerce, and few ships of any sort, while their Christian compatriots were in possession of a large and powerful eet It is therefore difficult to understand how a race unaccustomed to maritime war fare became so speedily, merely by the stimulus of hatred, the most skilful corsairs of the years succeeding their arrival on the opposite shores of Africa Those who ed to what is now Algeria and Tunis might, no doubt, have taken aptly to their new trade For the Turks were there already, and besides having at their disposal a plentiful supply of Greek and Italian apostates, all expert in seafaring wickedness, these Moslems had long been accustomed to traverse the Mediterranean either as common carriers, or for the congenial purpose of obeying the mandate of the prophet touching the spoiling of the Infidel.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
    The Adventures of Thomas Pellow of Penryn Mariner Three and Twenty Years in Captivity Among the Moors Classic Reprint Excerpt from The Adventures of Thomas Pellow of Penryn Mariner Three and Twenty Years in Captivity Among the MoorsPiracy Spain took revenge upon the Christians by preying on their shipping I have l

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