The tale of the 1627 corsair raid on Iceland is fascinating, but it is only one of many such tales. For more than three centuries (roughly from 1500-1800), Barbary corsairs, operating out of ports along the North African coast, raided European shipping and coastlines throughout the Mediterranean and out into the Atlantic. They were a major, dominating force, yet most European histories tend to gloss over them.

Adam Nichols publishes a blog that focuses on such corsairs—and on the men, women, and children who were their captives.

To check out that blog, click the link below.