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Okeley Okeley was a 17 th century English captive in Muslim Algeria. His account offers key insight into piracy. 129 Disses Catholic willingness to convert 130 But be it as it will, buy or not buy, This book is Protestant and hates a lie. The reader shall find in this breviary All paternosters, not one Ave Mary 131 Meanwhile, this narrative (all plain and true) Is worth sixpence to a Turk or a Jew But to a Christian (were the story gone) The preface is a pennyworth alone 136 Here then the reader may see And if he sees not (he forfeits his eyes) the same God who in an arc of bulrushes preserved Moses and in another ark saved Noah, in a small canvas sculler (which was our ark though lesser in volume) waft us over the ocean and bring us all safe to land
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Unformatted text preview: 140 Christian slavery superior to Ottoman slavery 147 Description of the ship 148 Pirate boarding practices 149 (42) Other English slaves Description of Algiers 150-2 Slave Auctions 153 Right to kill slaves 155 Patron system and taxation 159 Pay for release of prisoners 160 Hypocrisy of Muslim religion and Pirate Actions 161 Ransom, Muslim religious intolerance 162 Muslim solidarity 167 Chattal Slavery 168 Freedom and Slavery 171 Wants to be free, but has loyalty to his patron 172 City defenses and watch of slaves 176 Spies 177 Network of English in Algeria 181 Working together at night 187 Watchtowers in Mayorca show range of pirates 191 Turks in Gibraltar...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course HIEU 3559 taught by Professor Rowe during the Spring '10 term at UVA.

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