Pirate of the Far East

811-1639

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Pirate of the Far East

811-1639

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Feared throughout the Far East, Japanese pirates were likened to 'black demons' and 'flood dragons'. For centuries relations between Japan, Korea and China were carried out through a bizarre trinity of war, trade and piracy. The piracy, which combined the other elements in a violent blend of free enterprise, is the subject of this original and exciting book. Stephen Turnbull vividly recreates the pirates' daily lives, from legitimate whaling and fishing trips to violent raids. He explores the bases and castles used by the pirates and uses eyewitness accounts and original artwork to give stunning descriptions of a vicious and brutal life.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the World of the Pirate · Chronology · Portrait of a Pirate · The Daily Life of the Pirates · Campaign Life (1): the Mechanics of a Pirate Raid · Campaign Life (2): Defensive Measures Against Pirate Raids · The Wako's Experience of Battle · Museums and Collections · Further Reading · Index

Product details

Published 10 Nov 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846031748
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 3 b/w; 35 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 125
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Turnbull

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Richard Hook

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