Pirates and Privateers: New Perspectives on the War on Trade in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries - Exeter Maritime Studies (Hardback)
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Pirates and Privateers: New Perspectives on the War on Trade in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries - Exeter Maritime Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 01/05/1997
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Those travelling on the seas have always been vulnerable to the attacks of predators acting within or without the law. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries such assaults reached new heights as the development of trans-oceanic empires increased massively the wealth and extent of sea-borne trade, and with it the potential for prize-taking.Pirates and Privateers focuses on the character of pirate communities in the Caribbean, the East Indies and China, and on the scale and significance of privateering operations based in the principal European maritime states. It brings together the latest work of an internationally renowned group of scholars to shed fresh light on the fascinating, frequently misunderstood subject of violence at sea in the age of sail.

Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780859894814
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
... the inclusion of essays concerning numerous countries allows the opportunity to compare the economic impact of piracy and privateering in a variety of areas. * International Journal of Maritime History *
... Adds greatly to the corpus of solid research. * The International History Review *
... As a quantity of new evidence, intriguingly presented, it is certainly a valuable piece of work. * The Great Circle, vol. 19, No. 2 *
The book is a new and wide-ranging study showing how privateering and piracy played a central role in 18th and 19th century maritime and economic history. All the essays are exceptionally well supported with documentary references. Maps, illustrations, tabulated data and a sound index complete a most satisfying and scholarly study. * Lloyd's List *

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