The Pirate World

The Pirate World

A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers

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  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 21 Feb 2019
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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.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 80 books, 60 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed author has written widely on naval history, from Sovereigns of the Seas and Piracy: The Complete History to his most recent bestseller, Jutland 1916: Twelve Hours to Win the War. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator in the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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

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