Degree Theses and Publications

European Slaves:
Christians in African
Pirate Encounters


News: 

Newspaper Article
"Piraten lockten 50.000 Besucher nach Ambras", Tiroler Tagezeitung, September 11 2019.

Newspaper Article
"Wie ein Tiroler Bauer von Piraten versklavt wurde", Tiroler Tageszeitung Magazin, July 15 2018.

Newspaper Article
"Menschenhandel im Mittelmeerraum", Die Presse, June 9 2018.

Lecture
Robert Spindler (Innsbruck), "Renegados: Converted Christians in British Barbary Captivity Narratives." at the International Symposium Buccaneers, Corsairs, Pirates and Privateers: Connecting the Early Modern Seas at the Bielefeld University, 13.04.2018.

Lecture
Robert Spindler (Innsbruck), "Three Early Modern Barbary Captivity Narratives in the German Language and their Portrayal of Islam" for the Mediterranean Collaborative, Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World at the University of Minnesota, 08.11.2017.

Lecture
Robert Spindler (Innsbruck), "Masters, Agusins and Renegados: Portrayals of Muslims in Early Modern Barbary Captivity Narratives from Germany and Austria" for the SAGES Program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, 04.11.2017.

Newspaper article
"Auf zum Entern!", Der Standard.

Lecture
Robert Spindler (Innsbruck), "Merckwürdige Lebens- und Reisebeschreibung: Der Bericht des Johann Michael Kühn" at the workshop "Erzählen zwischen Fakt und Fiktion" in Innsbruck, 23.02.2017.

Article
German article about our conference on "Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean: 1530-1810" in Innsbruck.

Newspaper article
"Als christlicher Gefangener unter Piraten", Der Standard.


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Degree Theses and Publications

Publications

Klarer, Mario, ed. Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean: 1550-1810. London: Routledge, 2019a. 281pp.

Klarer, Mario, ed. Verschleppt – Verkauft – Versklavt: Deutschsprachige Sklavenberichte aus Nordafrika (1550-1800). Edition und Kommentar. Wien: Böhlau, 2019b. 249pp.

Klarer, Mario, ed. Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature: Captivity Genres from Cervantes to Rousseau. London: Routledge, 2020a. (forthcoming)

Klarer, Mario, ed. Christian Slaves among Islamic Pirates: An Anthology of Barbary Coast Captivity Narratives (1550–1810). New York: Columbia University Press, 2020b. (forthcoming)

Klarer, Mario, ed. Piracy and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean: A Sourcebook of Arabic and Ottoman Texts. Berkeley: University of California Press, forthcoming 2021.

Piraten und Sklaven im Mittelmeer. Eine Ausstellung in Schloss Ambras Innsbruck. 20. Juni bis 6. Oktober 2019. Eds. Sabine Haag, Mario Klarer and Veronika Sandbichler. Wien: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2019; 196pp.

Klarer, Mario. “Before Barbary Captivity Narratives: Slavery, Ransom, and the Economy of Christian Virtue in The Good Gerhard (ca. 1220) by Rudolf of Ems.“ Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature: Captivity Genres from Cervantes to Rousseau. Ed. Klarer. London: Routledge, 2020. (forthcoming)

Klarer, Mario. "Introduction." Christian Slaves among Islamic Pirates: An Anthology of Barbary Coast Captivity Narratives (1550–1810). Ed. Klarer. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. (forthcoming)

Klarer, Mario. "Introduction." Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature: Captivity Genres from Cervantes to Rousseau. Ed. Klarer. London: Routledge, 2020. (forthcoming)

Klarer, Mario. "Introduction." Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean: 1550-1810. Ed. Klarer. London: Routledge, 2019. 1-21.

Klarer, Mario. “Trading Identities: Balthasar Sturmer’s Verzeichnis der Reise (1558) and the Making of the European Barbary Captivity Narrative.“ Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean: 1550-1810. Ed. Klarer. London: Routledge, 2019. 25-55.

Spindler, Robert. "Ernstpeter Ruhe. Porträt des Künstlers als Sklave: Zwei Augsburger Kupferstecher als Gefangene in Algier (1684-1688). Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2017." Rezension in Archiv für Kulturgeschichte.

Spindler, Robert. "Identity Crises of Homecomers from the Barbary Coast." Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean: 1550-1810. Ed. Mario Klarer. London: Routledge, 2019. 128-43.

Spindler, Robert. "The Robinsonade as a Literary Avatar of Early Nineteenth-Century Barbary Captivity Narration." Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature: Captivity Genres from Cervantes to Rousseau. Ed. Mario Klarer. London: Routledge, 2020. (forthcoming)

Dissertations

Spindler, Robert: Among Pirates: Barbary Captivity and Early Modern Literature and Culture in Europe and America (2016).

Diploma and Master Theses

Brandstätter, Linda: Politics and Religion in French and American Barbary Coast Captivity Narratives from Tripoli and its Implementation in the Austrian School Context (2018).

Lukasser, Miriam: Oral Sources to Translation: William Okeley's Captivity Narrative Eben-ezer (1675) in Johann Frisch's Schauplatz Barbarischer Schlaverey (1666 and 1694) and its Teaching Perspectives (2018).

Gosch, Thomas: Transcript of Emmanuel de Arandas Relation de la Captivite en Algiere including a genesis of further translations (2017).

Gasser, Birgit: The Role of Religion Enabling Escape: Three Barbary Captivity Narratives and a Didactic Approach to the Topic (2017).

Tiefenthaler, Sarah: A comparative analysis of John Davie's The History of Algiers and It's Slavery and Johann Frisch's Der Schauplatz Barbarischer Schlaverey and the relevance and usage of slave narratives in the English language classroom (2017).

Figl, Julia: Editing Religion in Barbary Coast Captivity Narratives: A Comparison of the French, English and German Version of Emanuel D'Aranda's Algiers and it's Slavery (2017).

Gründhammer, Hannes: Faith and Religious Relations of the Barbary Coast: Islam, Christianity and Renegades (2016).

Miggitsch, Isabella: The Narratives of Felice Caronni and Eliza Bradley: Two Barbary Coast Captivity Accounts (2015).

Mosser, Eva-Maria: The Bagnio-Society in Barbary Captivity: A Descriptive Analysis of its Social Organization and Interaction and a Didactic Analysis of its Applictability in Class (2015).

Auböck, Tobias: Easier Imagined Than Described: Femininity and Fictionality in American Barbary Coast Captivity Narratives (2014).