EBOOK The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627


The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627

Summary The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627 Free read » The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627 In the summer of 1627 Barbary corsairs raided Iceland killing dozens of people and abducting close to four hundred to sell into slavery in North Africa Among those taken were the Lutheran minister Reverend lafur EgilssonReverend lafur born in the same year as William Shakespeare and Galileo Galilei wrote The Travels to chronicle his experiences both as a captive in Algiers and as a traveler across Europe he journeyed alone from Algiers to Copenhagen in an attempt to raise funds to ransom the captives that remained in the Barbary States He was a keen observer and the narrative is filled with a wealth of detailsocial political e. This is a fascinating book about a rather obscure unless you are an Icelander piece of 17th century history a slave raid on Iceland in 1627 and its aftermath for one captive a Pastor in his 60s the Rev Olafur Egilsson of the titleThe core of the book is the translation of his account of his travels For me the most interesting parts were his travails by land and sea to reach home after he was released to seek ransom for his fellow slaves He did not necessarily understand everything he saw and was confused by distances but it allows one to see the 17th century through the eyes of a contemporary rather than by our standards And one who believed his God was closeHowever this book is rather than just a translation There is additional material from the period to give background to the places and events

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Summary The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627 Free read » The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627 Conomic religiousabout both the Maghreb and Europe It is also a moving story on the human level we witness a man enduring great personal tragedy and struggling to reconcile such calamity with his understandingof God The Travels is the first ever English translation of the Icelandic texts Until now the corsair raid on Iceland has remained largely unknown in the English speaking world To give a clearer sense of the extraordinary events connected with that raid this edition of The Travels includes not only Reverend lafurs first person narrative but also a wealth of contemporary letters describing both the events of the raid itsel. This book tells a fascinating story a story that has never been translated into English before In the summer of 1627 Barbary pirates raided Iceland and captured 400 people and sold them as slaves in Algiers The English translation is very clear The story is amazing A highly recommended read especially if you like anything Icelandic

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Summary The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627 Free read » The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627 F and the conditions in North Africa under which the enslaved Icelanders lived The book has Appendices containing background information on the cities of Algiers and Sal in the seventeenth century on Iceland in the seventeenth century on the manuscripts accessed for the translation and on the books early modern European contextThe combination of Reverend lafurs narrative the letters and thematerial in the Appendices provides a first hand in depth view of early seventeenth century Europe and the Maghreb eualed by few otherworks dealing with the period We are pleased to offer it to the wider audience that an English edition allo. Good read

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    Karl Smari Hreinsson Ý 8 Free read EBOOK The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627 Unlike historical analyses attempting to make sense of broad complex events and intentions this travel record is a subjective personal narrative and a primary source While these characteristics limit the scope of its broad historical insight

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    Read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ý Karl Smari Hreinsson EBOOK The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627 An excellent translation of original Icelandic manuscripts Previously not available in English An absolute wealth of information for those interested in the Barbary raids on Iceland but also on the background of major players and details of Algiers

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