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Pillaging the empire : piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750

Author: Kris E Lane
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1998.
Series: Latin American realities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Kris Lane weaves a tale of pirate activities in the Americas and of Spanish responses to those activities that reveals aspects of pirate life and culture not usually addressed in the standard histories of Latin America. He demythologizes the pirates of popular culture and places them in their broader historical context in which their activities are seen as more pecuniary than nationalistic. Lane presents a concise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lane, Kris E., 1967-
Pillaging the empire.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1998
(OCoLC)605515686
Online version:
Lane, Kris E., 1967-
Pillaging the empire.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1998
(OCoLC)605515714
Online version:
Lane, Kris E., 1967-
Pillaging the empire.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1998
(OCoLC)607808046
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kris E Lane
ISBN: 0765602563 9780765602565 0765602571 9780765602572
OCLC Number: 37903443
Description: xxiv, 237 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Spain and the sixteenth-century corsairs --
Brothers Barbarossa and the Barbary Coast corsairs --
Jambe de Bois and the first Caribbean corsairs --
Contrabanding and the Treaty of Cateau-Cambreśis --
Smugglers, pirates, and privateers: the Elizabethans --
West country slave traders --
San Juan de Uluá and aftermath --
Drake and Elizabethan piracy --
Elizabethan privateers --
From the Low Countries to the high seas: the Dutch sea-rovers --
Calvinism and competition at sea --
Salt and sovereignty in the Caribbean --
Piet Heyn and the Dutch West India Company --
Dutch intruders in the Pacific --
Seventeenth-century Caribbean buccaneers --
Renegrades and runaways on Hispaniola and Tortuga --
Port Royal, Jamaica: pirate haven --
Henry Morgan and the Treaty of Madrid --
Buccaneers as loggers and privateers --
Buccaneers in the South Sea --
John Narborough and the charlatan --
Bartholomew Sharp: pirate captain of last resort --
Second pirate cycle in the South Sea --
Grogniet and Guayaquil, 1687 --
Captain Franco, shipwrecks, and contraband --
Last buccaneers and pirate suppression --
Buccaneer denouement --
Henry Avery and Captain Kidd --
Treasure wrecks and the Anglo-American freebooters --
Table of early modern pirates and contemporary European monarchs.
Series Title: Latin American realities.
Other Titles: Pillaging
Responsibility: Kris E. Lane.
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This introductory survey to maritime predation in the Americas from the age of Columbus to the reign of the Spanish king Philip V includes piracy, privateering (state-sponsored sea-robbery), and  Read more...

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