The Culture of Piracy, 1580-1630: English Literature and Seaborne Crime

The Culture of Piracy, 1580-1630: English Literature and Seaborne Crime

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The Culture of Piracy, 1580-1630: English Literature and Seaborne Crime by Claire Jowitt, Ann Rosalind Jones, Jyotsna Singh, Mihoko Suzuki

By examining the often marginal figure of the pirate (and also the hard-to-distinguish privateer), The Culture of Piracy, 1580-1630 shows how flexibly these figures served to comment on English nationalism, international relations, and contemporary politics. The first book-length treatment of the cultural impact of Renaissance piracy, this study underlines how despite its transgressive nature, piracy can be seen as a key mechanism which served to connect peoples and regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409476016
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Series: Transculturalisms, 1400-1700
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Claire Jowitt is now Professor of Renaissance English Literature at the University of Southampton. Her previous books include Voyage Drama and Gender Politics 1589-1642, Pirates? The Politics of Plunder 1550-1650 (ed.), and The Arts of Seventeenth-Century Science (co-ed.).

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Subversive pirates? Representations of Purser and Clinton 1538-1639; The uses and abuses of 'piracy': discourses of mercantilism and empire in accounts of Drake's 'famous voyage' 1580-1630; 'Et in arcadia ego': piracy and politics in prose romance 1580-1603; Pirates and politics: drama of the 'long 1590s'; Jacobean connections: piracy and politics in 17th-century drama and romance; Politics and pirate typology in John Fletcher and Philip Massinger's late Jacobean pirate drama; Bibliography; Index.

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