Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Diplomacy, Piracy and Commerce: Christian-Muslim Relations between North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and Britain c. 1580-1685
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Introduction

The period under discussion saw the rapid expansion of Britain’s trade interests into the Islamic worlds of the Ottoman Empire, including the semi-autonomous North African ‘Barbary’ states of Tunis, Algiers and Tripoli, and the independent kingdom of Morocco. This maritime expansion was facilitated by diplomatic efforts, and was inevitably accompanied by a growth in piracy. Mediterranean piracy was multinational, undertaken by the Spanish, French, Dutch and British, as well as North …

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Esra, Jo-Ann, “Diplomacy, Piracy and Commerce: Christian-Muslim Relations between North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and Britain c. 1580-1685”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_29300>
First published online: 2015



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