The Pirate Wars

Methuen, 2004 - 304 páginas
Investigates the fascination pirates hold over popular imagination, taking the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoodsailing under the banner of King Death and contrasting it with the muderous reality of robbery, torture and death, and the freedom of a short, violent life on the high seas.

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Earle (Economic History/Univ. of London) spans the spectrum of high-seas piracy from its Elizabethan origins to its final throttling by reenergized Western naval might nearly two centuries later ... Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - neilandlisa - LibraryThing

Certainly a thorough history, but it suffers from a slow start (the Barbary Cosair section was extremely boring). For popular history of the pirates, stick with "Under The Black Flag." If you want more information, this is a good start. Leer reseña completa

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Peter Earle is Emeritus Reader in Economic History at the University of London.

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