Pirates: A History

Pirates: A History

by Tim Travers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0752448528

ISBN-13: 9780752448527

Pub. Date: 06/01/2009

Publisher: The History Press

The popular conception of piracy revolves around the swashbuckling adventures that took place in the Caribbean in the 1500s, as well as the so-called Golden Age of piracy that occurred from the 1660s to the 1720s. In fact, piracy has a much longer and broader history to its name. This comprehensive history covers piracy from its origins in the ancient and classical

Overview

The popular conception of piracy revolves around the swashbuckling adventures that took place in the Caribbean in the 1500s, as well as the so-called Golden Age of piracy that occurred from the 1660s to the 1720s. In fact, piracy has a much longer and broader history to its name. This comprehensive history covers piracy from its origins in the ancient and classical periods and follows its evolution through the Middle Ages before treating in fine detail the era of the Caribbean and the Golden Age. With sections also addressing the infamous Barbary corsairs, Chinese and Pacific Ocean pirates, and modern piracy, this is the most comprehensive history of high-seas banditry to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752448527
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
The Pirate World     7
From Classical Piracy to the Medieval Mediterranean     51
Piracy in the Northern World     67
The Elizabethan Sea Rovers and the Jacobean Pirates     83
Buccaneers of the Caribbean     97
The Madagascar Men     163
Death to the Pirates     181
The Barbary Corsairs of North Africa     205
Pirates of the Eastern Seas     235
The Road to Modern Piracy     263
Epilogue     281
Abbreviations     285
Definitions     286
List of Illustrations     287
Maps     292
Notes     297
Bibliography     309
Index     314

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