Pirates 1660-1730 by Angus KonstamPirates 1660-1730 by Angus Konstam

Pirates 1660-1730

byAngus KonstamIllustratorAngus Mcbride

Paperback | October 30, 1998

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This book gives an accurate picture of the pirates who sailed in the waters of the Caribbean and off the American coastline during the 'golden age' of piracy between 1660 and 1730. It traces the origins of piratical activity in the 16th century and examines the Boucaneer (Buccaneer) culture in Jamaica and Hispaniola. It details what drove individuals to a life of piracy, how they dressed, their weaponry, the ships they used and the codes by which they operated. Whether viewed as villains or victims the Pirates were a major threat to shipping and commerce in the western Atlantic for more than 70 years.
Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. His other maritime titles include New Vanguard 42: British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line, Elite 69: Buccaneers 1620-1700 and Elite 70: Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armourie...
Title:Pirates 1660-1730Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.72 × 7.19 × 0.13 inPublished:October 30, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1855327066

ISBN - 13:9781855327061

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Table of Contents

Introduction · The Pirate Crew · Pirate Warfare · Pirate Dens · Pirate Plunder · Pirate Captains and Characters · Pirate Ships · Pirate Codes · Pirate Flags · Pirate Justice · Bibliography · The Plates