THE PIRATE WORLD: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers
Explores the pirate world and includes color images and specially commissioned maps throughout. Often romanticized 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 colorful 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.1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-hardcover, available mid February 2019 ......$35.00 rct
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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