The Pirate World

A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers

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The Pirate World

A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers

Description

Highly illustrated with colour images and specially commissioned maps throughout, this is a unique exploration of the pirate world.

Often romanticised in print and on the silver screen, real-life pirates were a brutal menace that plagued the high seas. In this book, Angus Konstam separates myth from reality, tracing the history of piracy through the centuries, from the pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians to the Viking raids and on to the era of privateers. He discusses the so-called 'Golden Age of Piracy' and colourful characters such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, before examining the West's initial encounters with Eastern pirates off the Chinese coast and the phenomenon of the modern pirate.

Table of Contents

Introduction /1.Pirates of the Ancient World /2. Medieval Pirates /3.The Sea Dogs of the Renaissance /4. Mediterranean Corsairs /5. The Buccaneers /6. The Golden Age of Piracy /7. The Pirate Round /8. The Last of the Pirates /9. The Chinese Pirates /10. Modern Piracy /11. Pirates in Fiction /Conclusion /Notes /Select Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Feb 21 2019
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 288
ISBN 9781472830982
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

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