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Piracy flourished in the early 18th century, producing many of the buccaneers whose legendary names have gripped our imaginations: Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, and Bartholomew Roberts, to name a few. Yet piracy on the high seas existed long before Blackbeard's name struck terror in the hearts of merchant seamen - Julius Caesar was captured by pirates - and it remains a problem today. Modern pirates regularly attack vessels sailing through the South China Sea. The History of Pirates traces piracy from the seas of antiquity to the New World and beyond. It represents a thorough, authoritative, and memorable portrait of the fascinating world of pirates. Detailed maps bear vivid testimony to the far-ranging exploits of these capricious, often charismatic, and frequently bloodthirsty robbers of the high seas. (8 1/2 11, 192 pages, color photos, maps, illustrations) Angus Konstam was formerly Curator of Arms and Armour at the Tower of London, and was also Chief Curator at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West. Konstam's vast knowledge of maritime history, and his study of countless manuscripts and historic objects, have helped to make this book a truly exceptional study. David Cordingly is the editor of A General History of the Robberies & Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates. He was on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in London for twelve years. He organized multiple exhibitions, including "Pirates: Fact & Fiction." Cordingly graduated from Oxford University, where he studied modern history, and received his doctorate from the University of Sussex.

Synopsis:

A wonderful chronicle of thievery murder and torture on the high seas all in a beautiful oversized book

About the Author

Angus Konstam was formerly Curator of Arms and Armour at the Tower of London, and was also Chief Curator at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West. Konstam's vast knowledge of maritime history, and his study of countless manuscripts and historic objects, have helped to make this book a truly exceptional study.

David Cordingly is the editor of A General History of the Robberies & Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates. He was on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in London for twelve years. He organized multiple exhibitions, including "Pirates: Fact & Fiction." Cordingly graduated from Oxford University, where he studied modern history, and received his doctorate from the University of Sussex.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585745166
Introduction:
Cordingly, David
Author:
Cordingly, David
Author:
Konstam, Angus
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Buccaneers
Subject:
Piracy
Subject:
Pirates -- History.
Subject:
Buccaneers -- History.
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
106-1056
Publication Date:
20020801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustratons
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.75 x 8.5 in

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