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A hub of piracy in the Aegean: Syros during the Greek War of Independence

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A hub of piracy in the Aegean: Syros during the Greek War of Independence

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5 November 2021

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Corsairing and piracy was a structural element of maritime activity and economy in the Mediterranean during the early modern period. In the Aegean during the long Greek War of Independence (1821–29), the last great episode of Mediterranean piracy in the age of sail occurred. Syros, a neutral, but still a disputed zone, became a major hub of piratical transactions, on spoils, ships and people. The settlement of merchants and seafarers in Syros and the capital accumulation during this abnormal period transformed an underdeveloped harbour to an international port after the Greek independence.”

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https://dimensionsof1821.com/abstracts/#a-delis

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00:20:00

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