Pirates: A History

Pirates: A History

Pirates A History The popular conception of piracy revolves around the swashbuckling adventures that took place in the Caribbean in the s as well as the so called Golden Age of piracy that occurred from the s

  • Title: Pirates: A History
  • Author: Tim Travers
  • ISBN: 9780752439365
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The popular conception of piracy revolves around the swashbuckling adventures that took place in the Caribbean in the 1500s, as well as the so called Golden Age of piracy that occurred from the 1660s to the 1720s In fact, piracy has a much longer and broader history to its name This comprehensive history covers piracy from its origins in the ancient and classical periodsThe popular conception of piracy revolves around the swashbuckling adventures that took place in the Caribbean in the 1500s, as well as the so called Golden Age of piracy that occurred from the 1660s to the 1720s In fact, piracy has a much longer and broader history to its name This comprehensive history covers piracy from its origins in the ancient and classical periods and follows its evolution through the Middle Ages before treating in fine detail the era of the Caribbean and the Golden Age With sections also addressing the infamous Barbary corsairs, Chinese and Pacific Ocean pirates, and modern piracy, this is the most comprehensive history of high seas banditry to date.

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    Excellent book. Probably one of the best [non-fiction] history books I have yet to read. It is meticulous in its citations, well-organised such that the history is put into context and becomes as gripping a story as any fiction book or movie.The book covers an incredibly broad range of topics; it's not just about European pirates of the 1600 and 1700s. In this book, you'll find the history of pirates of Madagascar, the Americas, the Orient, and even a bit about land pirates. It doesn't just dict [...]

    By no means authoritative, but a highly entertaining and very well researched read that looks at piracy contextually and over the course of centuries. My only gripe - its all too brief overview of modern piracy, in stark contrast to the rest of the book which is story-rich and gives a real taste of what life on the high seas must have been back in the time of Blackbeard and Jacques de Sores.

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