Monday, May 7, 2012

Pirates of the Middle Sea

Nate at d20 Pirates posted the first in a series on corsairs, the pirates of the Mediterranean.

The story of the corsairs fascinates me, and in fact I started reading a book, Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants: A Maritime History of the Mediterranean by Princeton professor Molly Greene, this weekend, one of a number of books on the subject on my shelves.

With the inspiration for my Flashing Blades campaign coming from a story about the Ottoman siege of Vienna, and with books like The Sea-Hawk and Pirates of the Levant in my Appendix N, you can be sure corsairs lie in wait just over the horizon should the adventurers set sail across the Mediterranean or visit its ports.

I'm looking forward to the rest of Nate's posts.


  1. What an awesome blog. Pirates are cool. I love the picture at the top.

    1. Thanks, Jessica, and yes, pirates are very cool.