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The pirate wars

Author: Peter Earle
Publisher: London : Methuen, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Pirate Wars were campaigns fought by units of the navy against pirates in the years between 1600 and 1830, by which date pirates had been effectively driven from the seas. In this book, Peter Earle examines the story of these conflicts from the perspective of both protagonists." "Much of the focus is on pirates, and piracy throughout the period. Pirates tortured, robbed, drank and gambled at all times, but  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Earle
ISBN: 041375880X 9780413758804
OCLC Number: 51527776
Description: xii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pirates of fable --
A nation of pirates --
God's plunderers --
Cleansing home waters --
Containing the corsairs --
The buccaneers --
The Red Sea men --
War against the pirates --
The golden age of pirates --
Extermination --
Maritime mayhem revived --
An end to piracy.
Responsibility: Peter Earle.
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Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Peter Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the  Read more...


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