By By (author) James Kraska
The specter of maritime piracy has exploded, inflicting coverage expenditures to skyrocket and incurring losses anticipated to be within the billions of bucks every year. This identify comprises chapters on old and modern piracy, foreign legislation and international relations, and coalition techniques for struggling with destiny piracy.
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The Barbarossa brothers, Aruj and Khayr ad-Din, were born on the Greek island of Lesbos, but converted to Islam and resettled in Tunis. The Barbarossa brothers operated under the protection of the ruler of Tunis, who received onefifth of their booty. In 1518, a force of 10,000 soldiers dispatched by Charles crushed the naval forces of the Barbarossa brothers at Algiers, killing Aruj. Khayr ad-Din, however, lived until 1546, and conducted numerous attacks against Christian communities along the Mediterranean coastline of Spain, Italy, and Greece.
Pompey landed marines at Cilicia and drove the pirates into the main pirate fortress of Coracesium on the Alanya peninsula. The Cilician pirates made their last stand at the mountaintop Crow’s Nest, where they were defeated in detail. Five hundred pirate ships were destroyed and 10,000 pirates were either killed in battle or executed. The counterpiracy campaign was wildly successful. The Mediterranean Sea was cleared of pirates for the first time in history, and Roman shipping would enjoy the security of the Pax Romana or “Roman Peace” until the fall of the empire in the west.
The pirates thrived on China’s junk trade, which was a vital mode of Chinese commerce, particularly in Fujian and Guangdong provinces on the South China Sea. Native Chinese pirate fleets also exacted payment of tribute and extortion and dominated many of the seaside villages. One of the largest criminal organizations was formed in 1804, when Zheng Yi, who had inherited a pirate fleet from a deceased cousin, combined efforts with a prostitute that he took as his wife, Zheng Yi Sao. ” When Zheng Yi passed away in 1807, his wife took over the operation.
Contemporary Maritime Piracy: International Law, Strategy, and Diplomacy at Sea (Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues) by By (author) James Kraska