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History of Piracy (07 Edition)by Philip Gosse
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Written by an eminentand#160;authority on pirate lore and literature, The History of Piracy is one of the mostand#160;important books on theand#160;subject. Tracing the rise of piracy from its ancient beginnings to its ultimate demise, it leads readers down an excitingand#160;path of fortune, fame, and folly.
Within this exhaustiveand#160;volume on the pirate "profession," readers will encounter an unforgettable cast of plundering characters and#8212; eccentric, dramatic, but always human. Here are the maritime brigands who challenged even the most powerful nations on the high seas. From the Vikings to the Elizabethan corsairs to the buccaneers of the West, discover who these pirates were, what they did, and, ultimately, why they disappeared. A landmark in picaresque history, this classic provides penetrating detail on the world's seafaring outlaws, including their morals, codes of honor, and taboos.and#160;It's sure toand#160;satisfy the modern reader's enduring fascination with pirates and their lives.
Included in this edition are four maps and seventeen illustrations from the volume's original printing.
Much imitated but never surpassed, this chronicle ranges from ancient to modern times to exploreand#160;the rise of piracy. A dramatic narrative and colorful characters complement its impeccable scholarship. 21 black-and-white illustrations.
Much imitated but never surpassed, this chronicle ranges from ancient to modern times to explore the rise of piracy. A dramatic narrative and colorful characters complement its impeccable scholarship. 21 black-and-white illustrations.
Table of Contents
Book 1: The Barbary Corsairs
1. Pirates in General
2. The Barbarossas
3. The Successors of Barbarossa
4. The Seventeenth Century
5. Slavery and Redemption
Book 2: The Pirates of the North
1. The Vikings and Hanseatics
2. The Early English Pirates
3. The Elizabethan Corsairs
4. The jJacobean Pirates
Book 3: The Pirates of the West
1. The Buccaneers
2. The Pirates of North America
3. The Nineteenth Century
Book 4: The Pirates of the East
1. The African Coast
2. The Pirates of Malabar
3. The Pirate Coast
4. Japan and China
5. The Malay Archipelago
Epilogue: The End of the Pirates
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