The travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson : the story of the Barbary Corsair raid on Iceland in 1627 / translated from the original Icelandic text and edited by Karl Smári Hreinsson and Adam Nichols
- Chapter I. About almighty God's will -- Chapter II. About signs and events -- Chapter III. About the preparations that were put into effect when word of the pirates was first heard -- Chapter IV. About the evil attacks and the methods used to capture some of the people -- Chapter V. About what honest people told me of how the pirates captured the Icelanders, and how some Icelanders were killed -- Chapter VI. About how the people were treated as captives by the evil men and put into the stone house, then taken forth and placed onboard a ship -- Chapter VII. About events in preparation for sailing -- Chapter VIII. About our travel to the Barbary Coast and what happened during that voyage -- Chapter IX. About some difficulties which the Turks had on the voyage and about how they reacted -- Chapter X. About how it went (to the best of my knowledge) for the good people who had been captured and were taken to that place [i.e., Algiers] -- Chapter XI. About what happened to me and my family thereafter -- Chapter XII. About the remarkable things I saw and about the town [i.e., Algiers] itself -- Chapter XIII. About the dress of the people and how their plates and drinking cups were in that place -- Chapter XIV. About how I was driven from Algiers and how things went on my miserable travels -- Chapter XV. About what went on in that place [Livorno], good and bad, and about my journey to Germany -- Chapter XVI. About the place [Livorno], its churches, the habits of the monks, their dress, and their way of performing divine service -- Chapter XVII. About their dress in that town [Livorno] and the unusual things that I saw there -- Chapter XVIII. About my travels to Genoa, and from there to Marseilles -- Chapter XIX. About what happened to me in Marseilles and what prevented me from travelling to Paris -- Chapter XX. About some of the handwork and events which I saw there for providing food for the people -- Chapter XXI. About Marseilles itself, the dress of the inhabitants, both men and women, and about my travels from there Chapter XXII. About what happened to me in Holland, and about that country and its places -- Chapter XXIII. About my travels to Fleyland [the island of Vlieland] and to Kronuborg [Kronborg, on the island of Zealand, in Denmark] and my reception there -- Chapter XXIV. About my arrival in Copenhagen, my good reception, and donations from honest men, learned and not -- Chapter XXV. About my complaint, which I had to relate to everyone, and about how I was incapacitated by my sorrows, and about what sorrow and pain may do for us -- Chapter XXVI. About my voyage from Copenhagen to Iceland and how I was received when I came there -- Chapter XXVII. About the comfort and consolation which we get from the words of God; He tells us to pray for help and promises us a hearing; and of this we have examples -- Afterword.
- Ólafur Egilsson, 1564-1639—Captivity, 1627
- Ólafur Egilsson, 1564-1639—Travel
- Lutheran Church—Iceland—Clergy—Biography
- Pirates—Africa, North—History—17th century
- Slavery—Africa, North—History—17th century
- Westman Islands (Iceland)—History—17th century
- Algiers (Algeria)—Social life and customs—17th century
- Livorno (Italy)—Social life and customs—17th century
- Europe—Description and travel—Early works to 1800
- 9780813228693 (paperback : alkaline paper) and 0813228697 (paperback : alkaline paper)
- "Original English edition, 2008"--Title page verso. and "Translation of a 17th-century narrative written by a Lutheran pastor from Iceland who was captured by Turkish pirates, taken to North Africa, and then released and managed to make his way back across Europe to Iceland. His story, collected here with letters written by his fellow captives, gives intimate details of life, and relations between Christianity and Islam, in that period"--Provided by publisher.
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-232) and index.
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