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Title: The Story of the Barbary Corsairs
Author: Stanley Lane-Poole
Lieut. J. D. Jerrold Kelley
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The Story of the Nations
THE STORY OF THE
BARBARY CORSAIRS
BY
STANLEY LANE-POOLE.
AUTHOR OF “THE LIFE OF LORD STRATFORD DE
REDCLIFFE,” “TURKEY,”
“THE MOORS IN SPAIN,” ETC., ETC.
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF
LIEUT. J. D. JERROLD KELLEY, U.S. NAVY
NEW YORK
G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS
LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN
1890
Copyright
By G. P. Putnam’s Sons1890
Entered at Stationers’ Hall, London
By T. Fisher Unwin
Press of
G. P. Putnam’s Sons
New York
THE STORY OF THE NATIONS
12MO, ILLUSTRATED. PER VOL., $1.50
THE EARLIER VOLUMES ARE
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THE STORY OF ROME. By Arthur Gilman
THE STORY OF THE JEWS. By Prof. Jas. K. Hosmer
THE STORY OF CHALDEA. By Z. A. Ragozin
THE STORY OF GERMANY. By S. Baring-Gould
THE STORY OF NORWAY. By Prof. H. H. Boyesen
THE STORY OF SPAIN. By E. E. and Susan Hale
THE STORY OF HUNGARY. By Prof. A. Vámbéry
THE STORY OF CARTHAGE. By Prof. Alfred J.
Church
THE STORY OF THE SARACENS. By Arthur Gilman
THE STORY OF THE MOORS IN SPAIN. By Stanley
Lane-Poole
THE STORY OF THE NORMANS. By Sarah O. Jewett
THE STORY OF PERSIA. By S. G. W. Benjamin
THE STORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT. By Geo.
Rawlinson
THE STORY OF ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE. By Prof. J.
P. MahaffyTHE STORY OF ASSYRIA. By Z. A. Ragozin
THE STORY OF IRELAND. By Hon. Emily Lawless
THE STORY OF THE GOTHS. By Henry Bradley
THE STORY OF TURKEY. By Stanley Lane-Poole
THE STORY OF MEDIA, BABYLON, AND PERSIA.
By Z. A. Ragozin
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Masson
THE STORY OF MEXICO. By Susan Hale
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G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS, NEW YORK AND LONDON
Old map of Algiers ALGIERS, 1700.
(From a Map in the British Museum.)
Decorative header
CONTENTS.
INTRODUCTION.
I.
P
A
G
ES
3

The Revenge of the Moors.
1
3
Centuries of piracy, 3—The Moslems take to the se
a, 4—African fleets, 7—Effects of the expulsion of t
he Moors from Spain, 8—The delights of piracy, 9
—Retaliation of the Moors, 10—Don Pedro Navarro
, 12—The building of the Peñon de Alger, 13.
II.
1
4
The Land of the Corsairs. ‑
2
7
The Barbary Peninsula, 14—Command of the narro
w seas, 15—Barbary ports and havens, 16—Chara
cter of the country, 20—North-African dynasties, 21
—Relations between the rulers of Barbary and the
Christian States, 22—Piracy discountenanced, 24—
Christian Corsairs, 25—Growth of sea-roving, 26—
The coming of the Turks, 27.
PART I.
THE CORSAIR ADMIRALS.
III.
3
1
Urūj Barbarossa. 1504-1515 ‑
4
4
Lesbos, 31—Birth of Urūj and Kheyr-ed-dīn Barbarossa, 31—Arrival of Urūj at Tunis, 32—Capture of Pa
pal galleys, 35—The
epithet Barba-rossa, 36—Galley slaves, 39—Jerba,
40—Unsuccessful siege of Bujēya, 40—Doria besie
ges the Goletta of Tunis, 43—Second attack on Buj
ēya, 44—Urūj becomes king of Jījil, 44.
IV.
4
5
The Taking of Algiers. 1516-1518 ‑
5
2
Death of Ferdinand, 45—Algerines appeal to Urūj to
deliver them from the Spaniards, 46—His doings at
Algiers, 49—Defeat of a Spanish armada, 50—Victo

ry over the prince of Tinnis, 50—Great authority of
Urūj, 51—Expedition of the Marquis de Comares, 5
1—Death of Urūj Barbarossa, 52.
V.
5
3
Kheyr-ed-dīn Barbarossa. 1518-1530 ‑
6
0
Departure of the Spanish troops, 53—Character of
Kheyr-ed-dīn, 53—Policy towards the Sultan, 54—I
s made Beglerbeg of Algiers, 54—Disaster to Don
Hugo de Moncada, 55—Kheyr-ed-dīn’s cruises and
his captains, 56—“Drub-Devil” at Majorca, 57—Defe
at of Portundo, 58—Storming of the Peñon de Alger
, 59—Kheyr-ed-dīn’s fleet, 59.
VI. 6
1
The Ottoman Navy. 1470-1522 ‑
7
5
Rise of the Turkish navy, 61—Rivalry of Genoa and
Venice, 62—The fleet of Mohammed II., 65—The K
nights Hospitallers, 66—Ship building at Constantin

ople, 66—The Battle of Zonchio, 68—Fall of Lepant
o, 71—Decline of Venice, 71—Siege of Rhodes, 73
—Kheyr-ed-dīn summoned to the Porte, 75.
VII.
7
6
Doria and Barbarossa. 1533 ‑
8
3
Andrea Doria, 76—Change of sides, 77—The two ri
vals, 78—Doria’s conquest of Coron, 78—Relief of

Coron, 81—Kheyr-ed-dīn sails to Constantinople, 8
2—Is made Admiral, 83—Building galleys, 83.
VIII.
8
4
Tunis Taken and Lost. 1534-1535 ‑
9
3
Kheyr-ed-dīn ravages the coasts of Italy, 84—Giulia
Gonzaga, 84—The Benī Hafs of Tunis, 85—Conqu
est of Tunis by Kheyr-ed-dīn, 86—Charles V. goes t

o Tunis, 86—Defeat of Kheyr-ed-dīn, 89—Brutality
of the Imperial troops, 90—Joy throughout Christen
dom, 91—Kheyr-ed-dīn’s expedition to Minorca, 93.IX.
9
4

The Sea-fight off Prevesa. 1537
1
0
4
Kheyr-ed-dīn and Venice, 94—Venetian provocation
s, 95—Doria off Paxos, 95—Kheyr-ed-dīn lays wast
e the Apulian coast, 96—Siege of Corfu by the Turk
s, 96—Abandoned, 97—A raid among the isles of G
reece, 97—Rich prizes, 97—Kheyr-ed-dīn sails to c
ombat Doria, 98—Battle off Prevesa, 101—Doria’s
galleasses, 102—Hesitation of the Christians, 103—
Doria’s seamanship and Kheyr-ed-dīn’s audacity, 1
04.
X.
1
0
5
Barbarossa in France. 1539-1546 ‑
1
1
1
Kheyr-ed-dīn retakes Castelnuovo, 105—Is invited
by Francis I. to come to Marseilles, 106—Attacks Ni
ce, 109—Winters at Toulon, 109—Ransoms Dragut
, 110—Returns to Constantinople, and dies, 111—H
is tomb at Beshiktash, 111.
XI.
1
1
2Charles at Algiers. 1541 ‑
1
2
3
Barbarossa’s successors at Algiers, 112—Charles
V. resolves to destroy piracy, 113—The expedition t
o Algiers, 113—Stormy voyage, 114—The Christian
fleet, 114—Landing at Algiers, 117—Effects of the r
ains, 118—Repulse of the besiegers, 118—Panic in
the camp allayed by the Emperor, 119—The Storm,
119—Charles orders a retreat, 120—The remnant o
f the army sails away, 121—Another tempest, 122
—Total failure of the expedition, 123.
XII.
1
2
4
Dragut Reïs. 1543-1560 ‑
1
4
0
Dragut or Torghūd the Rover, 124—His captivity, 12
7—His lair at Jerba, 128—The city of “Africa,” 128
—Early siege of “Africa” by the Duke of Bourbon, 1
31—Retreat, 133—“Africa” (Mahdīya) taken by Dra
gut, 133—Retaken by Doria and Garcia de Toledo,

134—Dragut’s escape from Jerba, 135—He joins th
e Ottoman navy, 136—Attack on Malta, 136—Siege
and conquest of Tripoli, 137—Christian fleets asse
mble for recapture of Tripoli, 138—Disaster at Jerb
a, 139-140.
XIII.
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