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The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers
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Angus Konstam
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The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers

Angus Konstam


9781472830975

Osprey


History;
Military history;
Naval forces & warfare;
Military & naval ships


Hardback

336 pages

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Highly illustrated with colour images and specially commissioned maps throughout, this is a unique exploration of the pirate world.

Often romanticised in print and on the silver screen, real-life pirates were a brutal menace that plagued the high seas. In this book, Angus Konstam separates myth from reality, tracing the history of piracy through the centuries, from the pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians to the Viking raids and on to the era of privateers. He discusses the so-called 'Golden Age of Piracy' and colourful characters such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, before examining the West's initial encounters with Eastern pirates off the Chinese coast and the phenomenon of the modern pirate.

By:   Angus Konstam
Imprint:   Osprey
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 190mm, 
Weight:   1.310kg
ISBN:   9781472830975
ISBN 10:   1472830970
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 80 books, 60 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed author has written widely on naval history, from Sovereigns of the Seas and Piracy: The Complete History to his most recent bestseller, Jutland 1916: Twelve Hours to Win the War. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator in the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.


This book is well-written and accurate, while the illustrations are an effective mix of period and modern reproductions with informative captions. --Ship's Library

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