Barbary pirate

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Synonyms for Barbary pirate

a pirate along the Barbary Coast

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The Barbary Corsairs found that by selling ships' crews as slaves or demanding a ransom for them was more profitable than the ship's cargo.
That's not necessarily a good idea given that there's a huge painting still on the wall by Andries van Eertvelt (1590-1652) depicting a sea battle between Christians and Barbary Corsairs.
Further daring actions against the Barbary corsairs catapulted the young lieutenant over the heads of other officers to the rank of captain.
The goal was to seek out and oppose Barbary corsairs.
The national interest in obtaining information about the Barbary corsairs in particular and Islamic civilization in general is evident in the concluding narratives of Piracy, Slavery, and Redemption: "A True Account of the Captivity of Thomas Phelps" (1685) and "A True and Faithful Account of the Religion and Manners of the Mohammetans" (1705) by Joseph Pitts.
The Barbary Corsairs of the Mediterranean are well described with what amounted to war between Islam and Christianity.
In the summer of 1716 a cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and 51 of his comrades were captured at sea by Barbary corsairs.
James never realized that his short-sighted policy, along with his inattentiveness to the navy, would bring ruin on many a merchant ship in the Mediterranean and in the African and European Atlantic: for as he adopted a confrontational stance with Islam, the naval capability of the Barbary Corsairs was growing so much so that they were able to attack the western coast of England and southeast Ireland.