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Author Biography: C. R. Pennell is al-Tajir Lecturer in Middle East History and Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and author of Morocco since 1830, also available from NYU Press.
-S. D. Smith,International Journal of Maritime History
"A thoroughly worthy and groundbreaking addition to the historiography of crime at sea."
"Each of the twelve authors deftly plumb the depths of documentary sources, literary analyses, personal observations, biographical and historical accounts to improve vastly on the seemingly two-dimensional nature of the pirate."
-The Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History
"Bandits at Sea provides the first comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to piracy. From history to geography, economics to sociology, sexuality to politics, Pennell's anthology brings together the best of current scholarship."
-Peter Galvin,Author of Patterns of Pillage: A Geography of Caribbean-based Piracy,1536—1718
"Long overdue! Stunning in breadth and depth, Bandits at Sea is the pirate historian's who's-who rendesvous. Pennell has pulled together for the first time the best and most recent scholarly work on piracy in the context of the wider world. A fresh look at an old topic. Highly recommended!"
-Kris Lane,College of William & Mary
|1||Introduction: Brought to Book: Reading about Pirates||3|
|2||The Pirate and the Emperor: Power and the Law on the Seas, 1450-1850||25|
|3||The Geography of Piracy: Northern Morocco in the Mid-Nineteenth Century||55|
|4||The Origins and Regulation of Eighteenth-Century British Privateering||69|
|5||Piracy and World History: An Economic Perspective on Maritime Predation||82|
|6||Pirates and Markets||107|
|7||Corsairing as a Commercial System: The Edges of Legitimate Trade||125|
|8||The Seaman as Pirate: Plunder and Social Banditry at Sea||139|
|9||Outlaws at Sea, 1660-1720: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity among the Caribbean Freebooters||169|
|10||Black Men under the Black Flag||195|
|11||The Buccaneer Community||211|
|12||The Practice of Homosexuality among the Pirates of Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century China||244|
|13||Cheng I Sao in Fact and Fiction||253|
|14||Women and Piracy in Ireland: From Grainne O'Malley to Anne Bonny||283|
|15||Liberty beneath the Jolly Roger: The Lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, Pirates||299|
|16||Women among the Uskoks of Senj: Literary Images and Reality||321|