Please come along to next Greenwich Maritime Research Seminar
Tomorrow, 27th April 2016
National Maritime Museum, Seminar Room
Dr Michael Talbot, University of Greenwich
‘To protect the coasts from pirate brigands’: Ottoman anti-piracy measures in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1718-70
This paper will examine the development of deterrent and protective naval patrols by the Ottoman navy in the Aegean and Levant seas against domestic pirates, Maltese corsairs, and European privateers. These were partly in response to demands for protection from Ottoman provincial subjects and partly due to a developing sense of maritime territoriality.