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The Resource White slaves, Muslim pirates, director Lisbeth Jessen ; producer Jacob Bendtsen, (electronic resource)

White slaves, Muslim pirates, director Lisbeth Jessen ; producer Jacob Bendtsen, (electronic resource)

Label
White slaves, Muslim pirates
Title
White slaves, Muslim pirates
Statement of responsibility
director Lisbeth Jessen ; producer Jacob Bendtsen
Title variation
  • Dramatic encounter between Christian and Muslim cultures
  • Hvide Slaver
  • White slaves, Muslim pirates: a documentary
Contributor
Subject
Language
dan
Summary
  • A dramatic encounter between Christian and Muslim cultures. Sailors knew the risk: captivation by pirates and becoming a slave in North Africa. From 1500 to 1830 one million European seamen and passengers were captured by Muslim pirates in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The greatest threat came from North Africa from the Barbary Coast. Pirates endowed with state permits took captives and sold them at slave markets. On 26 September 1575 the Sol was attacked by North African pirates off the coast of Catalonia. On board was a young Spanish soldier by the name of Miguel - on a voyage that was to change the life of the young man who went on to become one of the greatest, most widely-read authors in the history of literature
  • Miguel de Cervantes was enslaved in the dungeons of Algiers for five years before he was ransomed. In Cervantes "Don Quijote" there are chapters about a slave who returns from Algiers, but Cervantes did not write any diary in captivity. But another slave, Antonio de Sosa, described Cervantes' four attempts of escape. In 1724 a 14 year old seaman Hark Olufs was captured by pirates and enslaved by the local ruler in Constantine, Algeria. From boy slave, Hark went on to become a private executioner. His life as slave is exceptional. He wrote his biography in 1735 when he returned to Europe, a rich man after 11 years in slavery. A third character is Gudda the Turk, an Icelandic woman captured together with her little son and about 400 other at Iceland in 1627
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in Danish with English subtitles
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  • Bendtsen, Jacob
  • Jessen, Lisbeth
Runtime
39
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  • Captivity narratives
  • Pirates
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Spaniards
Target audience
general
Label
White slaves, Muslim pirates, director Lisbeth Jessen ; producer Jacob Bendtsen, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed April 8, 2015)
  • Film Director Anna Elizabeth Jessen, from Danish Broadcasting Corporation, interviewed Professor Garcés on her book Cervantes in Algiers and her work on the Topography of Algiers, for the documentary titled White Slaves, Muslim Pirates [Hvide Slaver] (Copenhagen, 2010)
  • Original title: Hvide Slaver
Control code
ASP1756177/whiv
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (39 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849674055
Video recording format
other
Label
White slaves, Muslim pirates, director Lisbeth Jessen ; producer Jacob Bendtsen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed April 8, 2015)
  • Film Director Anna Elizabeth Jessen, from Danish Broadcasting Corporation, interviewed Professor Garcés on her book Cervantes in Algiers and her work on the Topography of Algiers, for the documentary titled White Slaves, Muslim Pirates [Hvide Slaver] (Copenhagen, 2010)
  • Original title: Hvide Slaver
Control code
ASP1756177/whiv
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (39 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849674055
Video recording format
other

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