- Grab your current read.
- Let the book fall open to a random page.
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To further complicate things, as the sultan was their feudal overlord the Barbary corsairs also had to abide by the terms of the treaties arranged between the Ottoman sultan and the rulers of Christian states. For instance, Venice was at peace with the Ottoman Turks for much of the 16th century, and therefore attacks on Venetian ships were forbidden - which was not to say that they did not happen; only that the Barbary beys had to make sure that reports of such attacks did not reach the ears of the sultan in Constantinople.
From Piracy: The Complete History by Angus Konstam, p. 77.