The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson [E–pub/E–book]


  • Paperback
  • 248
  • The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson
  • Ólafur Egilsson
  • English
  • 08 July 2019
  • 9780813228693

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Ólafur Egilsson Ï 7 Download review ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Ólafur Egilsson Free read The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson Conomic religious about both the Maghreb and Europe It is also a moving story on the human level we witness a man enduring great personal tragedy and struggling to reconcile such calamity with his understandingof God The Travels is the first ever English translation of the Icelandic texts Until now the corsair raid on Iceland has remained largely unknown in the English speaking world To give a clearer sense of the extraordinary events connected with that raid this edition of The Travels includes not only Reverend Olafur's first person narrative but also a wealth of contemporary letters describing both the events of the raid itself. July 1627 Ships are sighted in waters around Iceland With Danish warships still to arrive the villagers can do little to stop the Barbary corsairs who come ashore in search of slaves Among the 4000 captured are Reverend lafur Egilsson his pregnant wife and two young sons Once at the slave market he is separated from his family and while they remain in Algiers his captors free him to secure the ransom money In his sixties he travels by foot and boat through Europe to Denmark but unable to raise the money he arrives in Iceland almost a year later A decade passes before 35 slaves are ransomed only 27 of whom successfully survive the journey homeAfter his return to Iceland Egilsson wrote about this event known in Iceland as the Tyrkjar ni the Turkish Raid but it has never been accessible to those unfamiliar with Icelandic Now translated into English his tale brings to life the horrors of that raid one conducted not just by men born and raised in Algiers and Sal Morocco but also by Europeans who renounced their faith to join the ranks of the corsairs of North Africa and the Ottoman Empire His story also tells of the voyage to Algiers the devastating and humiliating experiences of being sold into slavery his religious turmoil and his travels and struggles to secure the necessary ransom to rescue his family and friends In addition he talks about the people and countries that he visited providing readers with rare glimpses of 17th century customs religions and ways of lifeTo complement Egilsson s work the editors include five translated letters One is a sheriff s account of the raid the others are from slaves Maps and images are interspersed throughout the book which also includes an index suggestions for further reading and four appendices The latter contains information about Algiers Sal and Iceland at the time in which the Icelanders were taken the sources used in translating the manuscript which survives only as copies and copies of copies and aspects of early modern Europe famous people religious and historical events publications and science in Egilsson s lifetimeFootnotes enhance readers understanding of unfamiliar elements within the narrative They sometimes provide help with pronunciation and compare Egilsson s account with first person accounts from contemporaries such as Father Pierre Dan a Trinitarian friar who redeemed captives in Algiers The introduction gives an excellent grounding in events leading up to the attack and the world in which Egilsson lived If Hreinsson and Nichols know what happened to any of the captives they editors supply this information as wellA seamless and riveting translation The Travels of Reverend lafur Egilsson goes far beyond a mere sharing of experiences at the hands of the Barbary corsairs This haunting account opens our modern eyes to the realities of the past and shows us that we re not the only ones who struggle to overcome tragedy adversity and heartache

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Ólafur Egilsson Ï 7 Download review ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Ólafur Egilsson Free read The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson And the conditions in North Africa under which the enslaved Icelanders lived The book has Appendices containing background information on the cities of Algiers and Sale in the seventeenth century on Iceland in the seventeenth century on the manuscripts accessed for the translation and on the book's early modern European context The combination of Reverend Olafur's narrative the letters and thematerial in the Appendices provides a first hand in depth view of early seventeenth century Europe and the Maghreb eualed by few otherworks dealing with the period We are pleased to offer it to the wider audience that an English edition allo. Absolutely fascinating account of a man abducted from Iceland by Barbary along with his family and over 300 villagers in the early 1600s This is his published journal of his travail recently translated to English They were taken to Algiers and sold on the block He was given a chance to return to Iceland then part of part of Denmark to try to raise money for the ransom of his family The story of his travels back are detailed in the journal Very meticulously researched additional material is included Highly recommended

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Ólafur Egilsson Ï 7 Download review ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Ólafur Egilsson Free read The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson In the summer of 1627 Barbary corsairs raided Iceland killing dozens of people and abducting close to four hundred to sell into slavery in North Africa Among those taken were the Lutheran minister Reverend Olafur Egilsson Reverend Olafur born in the same year as William Shakespeare and Galileo Galilei wrote The Travels to chronicle his experiences both as a captive in Algiers and as a traveler across Europe he journeyed alone from Algiers to Copenhagen in an attempt to raise funds to ransom the captives that remained in the Barbary States He was a keen observer and the narrative is filled with a wealth of detail social political e. The diary is relatively short but a fascinating look into the experiences of one educated Icelandic priest His observations of the North African pirates daily life in North Africa of of peoples and places on his journey back to Denmark and then his home islands often surprise Glad this important Icelandic historical document is now available in English translation


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    The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson [E–pub/E–book] The diary is relatively short but a fascinating look into the experiences of one educated Icelandic priest His observations of the North Africa

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    Free read The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson review ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Ólafur Egilsson Ólafur Egilsson Ï 7 Download An unusual taleThis is a fascinating history that I never knew about Interesting but kind of shortbut still I would recommend it

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    The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson [E–pub/E–book] I had no idea that Turkish pirates raided Iceland and took slaves in the 1600's This story the translated biograpy of Olafs Egilssonar is amazing It is an amazingly uick read The last part of the book contains letters written by others who were taken captive and wrote to those left at home There is also a firsthand account of the raid compiled by a man who was not taken captive Amazing book I cannot imagine being in this situation and yet

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    The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson [E–pub/E–book] Free read The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson July 1627 Ships are sighted in waters around Iceland With Danish warships still to arrive the villagers can do little to stop the Barbary corsairs who come ashore in search of slaves Among the 4000 captured are Reverend Ólafur Egilsson his pre

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    Free read The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson review ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Ólafur Egilsson Ólafur Egilsson Ï 7 Download This is the first book I’ve readlistened to by these authors and I would gladly listen to another The first 40 minutes is an introduction to the travels explaining some background and context to expand upon the peoples involved Next is Reve

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    The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson [E–pub/E–book] Free read The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson What a fascinating listen I knew nothing of this event in history and this was a very well put together collection and it told a ve

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    Free read The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson Ólafur Egilsson Ï 7 Download review ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Ólafur Egilsson Absolutely fascinating account of a man abducted from Iceland by Barbary along with his family and over 300 villagers in the early 1600s This is his published journal of his travail recently translated to English They were taken to Algiers and sold on the block He was given a chance to return to Iceland then part of part of Denmark to try to raise money for the ransom of his family The story of his travels b

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    The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson [E–pub/E–book] Free read The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson This collection of writings and letters from Icelanders kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa

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    The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson [E–pub/E–book] Ólafur Egilsson Ï 7 Download review ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Ólafur Egilsson “Whatever happens we are the Lord’s” Reverend Olafur Egilsson

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    The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson [E–pub/E–book] Free read The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson Fascinating true story of a Lutheran pastor who was kidnapped by Moroccan Berber Barbary pirates in the early 17th century during a raid on Iceland something I had known nothing about He was sent by them to the king of Denmark Iceland was then controlled by Denmark with orders to redeem the freedom of himself and

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