The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson:

ISBN-10: 0813228697
ISBN-13: 9780813228693
Authors: Karl Smari Egilsson, Adam Nichols
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In the summer of 1627, Barbary corsairs raided Iceland, killing dozens of people and abducting close to four hundred to sell into slavery in Algiers. Among those taken was the Lutheran minister Reverend �lafur Egilsson. Reverend �lafur (born in the same year as William Shakespeare and Galileo Galilei) wrote The Travels to chronicle his experiences both as a captive and as a traveler across Europe (he journeyed alone from Algiers to Copenhagen in an attempt to raise funds to ransom the Icelandic captives who remained behind). He was a keen observer, and the narrative is filled with a wealth of detail-social, political, economic, and religious-about both the Maghreb and Europe. It is also…    

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Binding: Cloth Text  Publisher: Catholic Univ of Amer Pr Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 0.990 lbs. Language: English