Pirate: The Golden Age

Pirate: The Golden Age

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Overview

Pirate: The Golden Age by Angus Konstam, David Rickman, Giuseppe Rava

This book describes the life of a pirate of the early 18th century - the heyday of the 'Golden Age of Piracy'. It charts the way these men (and a few women) were recruited, how they operated, what they looked like and what their prospects were. In the process the book attempts to strip away many of the myths associated with piracy, to reveal the harsh realities of life beyond the normal bounds of society. The book draws on decades of research into the subject, and pulls together information from a myriad of sources, including official reports, contemporary newspaper reports, trial proceedings and court testimony, last words on the scaffold, letters, diaries and period scandal sheets. Other sources include archaeological evidence, and relevant objects and artefacts from museum collections on both sides of the Atlantic. In other words the book will reflect the last word in pirate research, making it beneficial to both the serious pirate historian and the novice apprentice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849084970
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Series: Warrior Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 800,444
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed andwidely published authorhas written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates and Blackbeard: America's MostNotorious Pirate.A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator of Weapons at the Tower of London and as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now worksas a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Recruitment /Skills /Appearance /Conditions on board /The Pirate in combat /Plunder /A Pirate's life /Fate /Collecting/Museums/Re-enactment /Bibliography /Glossary /Index

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