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Title: The Maltese Corso, 1530-1798
Authors: Muscat, Joseph
Authors: Friends of the Maritime Museum (Malta)
Keywords: Order of St John -- Malta -- History
Pirates -- Mediterranean Sea
Piracy -- Malta -- History
Corsairs -- Malta -- History
Knights of Malta -- Malta -- History
Malta -- History, Naval -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Maritime Museum
Citation: Muscat, Joseph (1999). The Maltese Corso, 1530-1798. Corsairs and the Maltese Islands :proceedings of [a] seminar held at the Malta Maritime Museum, Birgu on the 24th October, 1999. 40 p.
Abstract: The knights of St John, private knights who armed their ships for the corso and local Maltese padroni who armed their small vessels against small Muslim merchant ships were all known as Maltese corsairs. Corsairing was the legal maritime activity in the Mediterranean aimed at subduing Muslim ships to be taken as legal prizes and the proceeds to be shared by the crew of a victorious corsair ship.
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