The Travels of Reverend ?Lafur Egilsson: (Reisub?k S?ra ?Lafs Egilssonar)

Reverend ?lafur Egilsson

Published by Fjolvi, 2008
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Synopsis: The book's forward explains that in the summer of 1627, pirates from the north coast of Africa raided Iceland, taking close to four hundred captives away into slavery. Among those taken was the Reverend Ólafur Egilsson, a Lutheran Minister in his sixties. This book is Reverend Ólafur's chronicle of the experience. The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson, known in Iceland as Reisubók Séra Ólafs Egilssonar, is a well-known classic of seventeenth century Icelandic literature, but it has never before been translated into English. It is one of the earliest travel books by a northern, post-Reformation European writer describing both Islamic and Christian civilization in the seventeenth century and tells a powerful, altogether remarkable story. The Reisubók tells the story of all this and more, for Reverend Ólafur negotiated a ransom agreement with his captors and then travelled alone from North Africa across Europe to Denmark in an attempt to raise the money required to free his family. The volume includes not only the full text of the Reisubók itself but also a series of letters, either written by Icelandic captives to their relatives back in Iceland or based on eyewitness accounts of the raid. These letters describe, in sometimes poignant and vivid detail, both the events of the Tyrkjarániđ and the conditions in North Africa under which the enslaved Icelanders lived.

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Title: The Travels of Reverend ?Lafur Egilsson: (...
Publisher: Fjolvi
Publication Date: 2008
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