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Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean

Joshua M. White


This book offers a comprehensive examination of the shape and impact of piracy in the eastern half of the Mediterranean and the Ottoman Empire’s administrative, legal, and diplomatic response. In the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, piracy had a tremendous effect on the formation of international law, the conduct of diplomacy, the articulation of Ottoman imperial and Islamic law, and their application in Ottoman courts. Piracy and Law draws on research in archives and libraries in Istanbul, Venice, Crete, London, and Paris to bring the Ottoman state and Ottoman victims into the story ... More

Keywords: piracy, law, corsairing, international law, diplomacy, early modern, Ottoman Empire, Mediterranean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781503602526
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503602526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua M. White, author
University of Virginia

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