Fighting Ships and Prisons: The Mediterranean Galleys of France in the Age of Louis XIV

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U of Minnesota Press, 1973 - 380 pages
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Uses of Galleys
10
Limitations of the Oar
31
The Base at Marseilles
52
Building and Victualing the Galley Corps
68
Officers and the Crown
95
Chaplains Lower Officers and Freeman Crew
114
The Procurement of Slaves
138
Life Ashore
225
Releases and Escapes
250
The Transition to Prisons
272
Conclusions and Reflections
298
Glossary
319
Notes
327
Bibliography
353
Index
363

Condemnations to the Oar
173
Life Aboard
200

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Page viii - My debt to the staffs of the British Museum, the Public Record Office and the National Library of Scotland will be obvious to all who have worked there.
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Page 5 - Louis especially encouraged warfare between the English and the Dutch on the one hand, and the infidels of North Africa on the other. Louis' was a complicated, but shrewdly self-interested policy.

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