Adrian Tinniswood in Bath

Thursday 25th March 2010

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 12 noon
  • Start time 8pm

In Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in 17th-century Mediterranean, Adrian Tinniswood brings to life the fascinating world of the European renegades and Islamic sea-rovers who stalked the Mediterranean throughout the seventeenth century. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, such as the private letters of pirates and their victims, furious royal proclamations and recent Islamic accounts, Tinniswood paints a remarkable picture of a wild and exotic people.