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Konstam, Angus

Works: 241 works in 967 publications in 6 languages and 17,105 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Biography  Biographies  Naval history  Sea stories  Pictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Angus Konstam
Historical atlas of exploration : 1492-1600 by Angus Konstam( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the beginning of time, humankind has been fascinated with areas of the world and historical periods beyond our immediate experience. The Historical Atlas series offers a highly visual and compelling presentation of the history and development of different lands and empires throughout the world and across time. Each volume pairs lively "you are there" accounts with a superb combination of detailed maps, stunning photographs and illustrations, profiles of key figures, timelines, and much more to provide new and unique insights into the world's history
The history of pirates by Angus Konstam( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of Pirates traces piracy from the seas of antiquity to the New World and beyond. Piracy flourished in the early eighteenth century, even Julius Caesar was captured by pirates-and it still exists today; boats sailing through the South China Sea are regulary attacked by modern-day buccaneers. Detailed maps bear vivd testimony to the far-ranging exploits of these capricious, sometimes charismatic, and frequently bloodthirsty deadogs and highwaymen of the oceans
Blackbeard : America's most notorious pirate by Angus Konstam( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate traces Teach's career from the time he went to sea to his final defeat in a tremendous sea battle near his base at Ocracoke Island. Pirate expert Angus Konstam follows in Blackbeard's bloody wake through the Caribbean and describes his encounters with many others in the trade, especially at Benjamin Hornigold's "pirate school" in the Bahamas. He also reveals how Teach assembled the most powerful pirate fleet of his day and examines his fateful alliance with the "gentleman pirate" Stede Bonnet." "Drawing on vivid descriptions of Blackbeard's attacks from his rare surviving victims, Konstam presents dramatic accounts of the pirate's very effective tactics as well as his reputation for cruelty. Angus also examines the life and business of piracy, explains the lure of the trade, and reveals how contraband played an important part in the establishment of colonial America's fragile community."--Jacket
Historical atlas of the Crusades by Angus Konstam( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konstam (an independent scholar who has written several medieval atlases) relates with great competence the complex history of the crusades. Focusing strictly on the crusades to the Holy Land, this well-illustrated atlas is divided into digestible chapters that chronicle figures, events, themes, architecture, and places. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( In 1095, Christian rulers and European knights were called on to drive the Muslims from the Holy Land and reclaim Jerusalem for Christendom. The resulting wars lasted more than three centuries. This atlas examines the causes, developments, and people who fought for their faith and themselves
Atlas of medieval Europe by Angus Konstam( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations profile approximately eighty significant events, movements, people, and other topics related to medieval Europe, spanning 800-1492 A.D.; also includes royal genealogical tables
The history of shipwrecks by Angus Konstam( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the history of man and the sea, diving, treasure hunting, and archaeology; and it invites the reader to visit sunken Roman warships and Spanish galleons, colonial vessels, and twentieth-cenutry luxury liners."--Jacket
Historical atlas of the Viking world by Angus Konstam( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and German and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This atlas for high school and above draws on archaeological evidence and Norse sagas and mythology to tell the story of Viking achievements. Coverage includes the first Viking settlements; Norse society; populations, war and pestilence; Norse mythology; Viking ships; exploration of the northern sea (Iceland, Erik the Red, and the evidence for Viking settlement in America); the Viking warrior (berserks, arms and armor, the battle of Contarf, and battles at sea); Norse colonization; and the last of the Vikings. Attractively illustrated in color. Oversize: 9x12
Historical atlas of Ancient Greece by Angus Konstam( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Bronze Age and Mycenaean culture to the final collapse of ancient Greek civilization, the history of the Greek world with its language, culture, political systems, philosophy, art, and architecture has fascinated countless generations. From the acts of citizen soldiers who safeguarded Greek civilization when it was threatened by the Persians to the Greek writers, poets, architects, politicians, and philosophers on whose foundations Western culture has been built, the Greek influence endures. Even their mythology, which relates everything from the origins of the gods to the heroic exploits of Greek warriors, and the ruins of their once thriving, cosmopolitan cities continue to captivate the imaginations of students, scholars, and general readers of all ages. Annotation. Though lavish in its use of color photos, there are surprisingly few maps in this atlas. The chapters provide a competent and accessible overview of the history of ancient Greece, beginning with the Minoans, Greek mythology, and Mycenae and continuing to the advent of Rome. Greek philosophy, religion, daily life, love of sports, and art and architecture are the subject of individual chapters
Historical atlas of the Celtic world by Angus Konstam( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs of artifacts and cites are the usual ones from the usual sources; the imaginative drawings are predictably Victorian or 1960s romantic; the text summarizes the conventional views of the past decades. The difference is the maps, which would be expected from Konstam, whose forte is historical atlases. On nearly every two-page spread, a color map identifies cites where the shown artifacts were found or illustrate matter in the text. The maps are by Roger Kean and the illustrations by Oliver Frey
Pirates : predators of the seas by Angus Konstam( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the real life of pirates from ancient times through the present day, discussing why they became pirates, how they lived, life aboard ship, and how they died
Piracy : the complete history by Angus Konstam( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "golden age" of piracy, upon which most pirate lore is based, lasted only a quarter of a century, from 1700-1725, but the practice has been around as long as seamanship-often masquerading as naval heroism. includes information about modern day piracy off the coasts of Venezula, Sumatra and Somalia
Scourge of the seas : buccaneers, pirates and privateers by Angus Konstam( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their heyday, the sight of a pirate ship on the horizon would strike terror into the hearts of their intended victims. This book explores the generally short and bloody life of the pirate, detailing his ship, weaponry and codes of behaviour, as well as his most famous exploits. It presents the gripping tale of the violent and deadly brigands
Ghost ships : tales of abandoned, doomed, and haunted vessels by Angus Konstam( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish Armada : the great enterprise against England, 1588 by Angus Konstam( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the launch of the Spanish Armada in 1588, England suffered its greatest threat since the Norman invasion some 500 years before. The Spanish King, Philip II had devised a complex plan whereby the armada would sail up the English Channel, pick up the Spanish Army of Flanders on the French coast and ferry them across to England. In response, Elizabeth I launched her fleet of Sea Dogs to counter the threat. Led by colorful characters like Sir Francis Drake, the English surprised the Spanish Armada at its anchorage at Gravelines, preventing their rendezvous and forcing a full retreat. Naval expert Angus Konstam details the background to the campaign, the opposing fleets, and the whole campaign, including the Armada's disastrous return voyage around Scotland and Ireland that became one of the most tragic episodes in maritime history. Fully illustrated with photographs, maps and artwork, this book is a action-packed account of one of the best known naval campaigns in world history."--Publisher's description
Pirates : the complete history from 1300 BC to the present day by Angus Konstam( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirates of the ancient world -- Medieval pirates -- Sea dogs of the renaissance -- Mediterranean corsairs -- Buccaneers -- The golden age -- The pirate round -- Last of the pirates -- Chinese pirates -- Modern piracy -- Pirates in fiction -- The real pirates of the Caribbean
Guilford Courthouse, 1781 : Lord Cornwallis's ruinous victory by Angus Konstam( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krigshistorie. Amerikanske frihedskrig 1775 - 1783. Amerikanske revolution. I foråret 1781 havde den nordamerikanske frihedskrig varet i næsten 6 år og udfaldet af krigen var usikkert. I begyndelsen af 1781 indledte den britiske hær - ført af lord Cornwallis - et felttog i staten North Carolina for at slå den amerikanske revolutionshær. I bogen beskrives felttoget og slaget ved Weitzel's Mill, 6. marts 1781 samt slaget ved Guildford Courthouse 15. marts 1781 og begivenhederne efter slagene. Bogen er forsynet med kort, plancher, oversigter (troppeinddeling/order of battle) samt beskrivelse af de deltagende amerikanske og britiske enheder
Hampton Roads 1862 : first clash of the ironclads by Angus Konstam( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søkrigshistorie. Den amerikanske borgerkrig 1861 - 1865. Beskrivelse af søslaget ved Hampton Roads 9. marts 1862, hvor de to panserskibe USS Monitor og CSS Virginia fra hhv. nordstaterne og sydstaterne udkæmpede det første søslag, hvor panserskibe deltog og forandrede søkrigsførelsen for altid samt beskrivelse af begivenhederne før og efter søslaget. Bogen er forsynet med kort plancher og beskrivelse af nordstaternes og sydstaternes flåder
San Juan Hill 1898 : America's emergence as a world power by Angus Konstam( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Labelled a "splendid little war" by Senator John Hay, the Spanish American War was a peculiar yet pivotal event in America's history, provoked as much by the press as by political pressures. Here, aided by detailed maps and artwork, the author deals with the clashes at Las Guasimas and El Caney, the capture of San Juan Hill, and the naval battle and siege of Santiago. The war was to mark the end of Spanish sovereignty in the Americas and the establishment of the United States of America as a world power."--Jacket
The world atlas of pirates : treasures and treachery on the seven seas, in maps, tall tales, and pictures by Angus Konstam( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The World Atlas of Pirates takes a whole new look at the story of piracy. Combining stunning cartography with engaging and authoratative text, it cuts away at the myths to reveal the world of "real" pirates--whose stories, wile every bit as colorful and compelling as those of their counterparts from legends and Hollywood, may not be quite so romantic"--Page 2 of cover
Seven Days Battles 1862 : Lee's defense of Richmond by Angus Konstam( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af felttoget i Virginia 26. juni-2. juli 1862 samt begivenhederne før og efter
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Historical atlas of exploration : 1492-1600
The history of piratesBlackbeard : America's most notorious pirateHistorical atlas of the CrusadesAtlas of medieval EuropeThe history of shipwrecksHistorical atlas of the Viking worldHistorical atlas of Ancient GreeceHistorical atlas of the Celtic world
Alternative Names
Angus Konstam Brits historicus

Angus Konstam schottischer Autor und Historiker

Angus Konstam Scottish historian and author

Konstam, A.

Konstam, A. (Angus)

Konstam, Angus 1960-