The Romantic Fiction Of Pirates As Swashbuckling Marauders Terrorizing The High Seas Has Long Eclipsed Historical Fact Bandits At Sea Offers A Long Overdue Corrective To The Mythology And The Mystique Which Has Plagued The Study Of Pirates And Served To Deny Them Their Rightful Legitimacy As Subjects Of InvestigationWith Essays By The Foremost Scholars On These Countercultural Social Bandits As Lingua Franca Recently Dubbed Themthis Collection Examines Various Aspects Of The Phenomenon In The Three Main Areas Where It Occurred The Caribbean Atlantic, The Mediterranean, And East Asia We Come To Understand Who Pirates Were, As Well As The Socio Economic Contexts Under Which They Developed And FlourishedComparisons Between Various Types Of Piracy Illustrate Differences In Practice And Purpose Between Pirates Of Different Areas Social Histories, Including Examinations Of Women Pirates And Their Historical Significance And Circumstances, Offer Similar Insight Into The Personal Lives Of Pirates From Diverse Regions Far From Serving As Dens Of Thieves, Pirate Ships Were Often Highly Regulated Microcosms Of Democracy The Crews Of Pirate Vessels Knew That Majority Rule, Racial Equality And Equitable Division Of Spoils Were Crucial For Their Survival, Marking Them As Significantly Liberal Than National GovernmentsScholars, Students And A General Audience Ever Intrigued By Talesand Now Truthsof Piracy On The High Seas Will Welcome Bandits At Sea Everything I ever wanted to know about pirates and From first hand accounts to historically significant articles, this book is a great resource for information that is fact, not fiction. interesting and informative a must read if you enjoy pirates and want to learn some of what life was like not just what Hollywood portrays
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- 360 pages
- Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader
- C.R. Pennell
- 08 December 2019 C.R. Pennell