Lance Mylonakis

My dissertation will explore the impact of piracy on nation-building and state formation programs in Greece and the Ottoman Empire, focusing on the Aegean as a zone of entanglement and contention. It expands the narrative of Mediterranean piracy beyond 1830, the terminal point for most studies of Mediterranean piracy, when French colonization of Algiers brought an end to the last remaining corsair society. I use both Greek and Ottoman archival sources to track the continuation of Mediterranean piracy to the dawn of the twentieth century.

  • B.A. in History, UC San Diego. 2010
  • M.A./C.Phil in History, UC San Diego, 2014