This week’s internationàle destination is North Africa, by way of the Iberian Peninsula. Sayyida al-Hurra, who is known by that name even though it’s not actually her name (it’s all explained in the episode don’t worry), was a refugee from Granada who helped makeover a ruined city, then was named its governor, and also hung out with a very famous (alleged) pirate!!
Sayyida al Hurra – Wikipedia
Sayyida al Hurra ( Arabic: السيدة الحرة), real name Lalla Aicha bint Ali ibn Rashid al-Alami ( Arabic: للا عائشة بنت علي بن رشيد العلمي) (1485 – 14 July 1561), was (Governor of Tétouan) between 1515-1542 and a Moroccan privateer leader during the early 16th century.
Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by Laura Sook Duncombe
A History of Islam in 21 Women by Hossein Kamaly
The Forgotten Queens of Islam by Fatima Mernissi
The Making of the Modern Mediterranean: Views from the South edited by Judith E. Tucker
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