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Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants: A Maritime History of the Mediterranean (review)

Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants: A Maritime History of the Mediterranean (review) journal of world history, september 2012 vidual countries, such as the United States, and does not trace the historical evolution of the broader racist schemes that still so profoundly influence the imaginaries through which people understand human diversity. This even as the tenets of scientific racism have long since lost their once authoritative status, and even as the mass enslavement of Africans, which was perhaps the key underlying factor in the formulation of scientific racism, has long since been abolished. magnus fiskesjö Cornell University Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants: A Maritime History of the Mediterranean. By molly greene. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2010. 320 pp. $35.00 (cloth). The basis for Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants is an unfamiliar and marvelous archive, that of the Tribunale degli Armamenti of Malta. Intended to resolve claims among Maltese pirates, it also heard claims of Greek merchants against the corsairs of the Knights of Malta. The Knights targeted Greek merchants, whether they were sailing as Ottoman subjects or as Italian. The "schismatic" Orthodox Greeks were not entitled to protection from Christian ships. Greene begins with these Greeks--returning frequently to them--and expands her interest to other pirates, other victims, and other courts http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants: A Maritime History of the Mediterranean (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 23 (3) – Nov 15, 2012

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journal of world history, september 2012 vidual countries, such as the United States, and does not trace the historical evolution of the broader racist schemes that still so profoundly influence the imaginaries through which people understand human diversity. This even as the tenets of scientific racism have long since lost their once authoritative status, and even as the mass enslavement of Africans, which was perhaps the key underlying factor in the formulation of scientific racism, has long since been abolished. magnus fiskesjö Cornell University Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants: A Maritime History of the Mediterranean. By molly greene. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2010. 320 pp. $35.00 (cloth). The basis for Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants is an unfamiliar and marvelous archive, that of the Tribunale degli Armamenti of Malta. Intended to resolve claims among Maltese pirates, it also heard claims of Greek merchants against the corsairs of the Knights of Malta. The Knights targeted Greek merchants, whether they were sailing as Ottoman subjects or as Italian. The "schismatic" Orthodox Greeks were not entitled to protection from Christian ships. Greene begins with these Greeks--returning frequently to them--and expands her interest to other pirates, other victims, and other courts

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Published: Nov 15, 2012

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