Pirates? The Politics Of Plunder, 1550-1650

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EditorClaire Jowitt

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This inter-disciplinary study is the first to consider how representations of pirates addressed both national political issues and the agenda of particular interest groups. Looking at a variety of well-known and neglected figures and texts, as well as canonical ones, it shows how attitudes to piracy and privateering were debated and contested between 1550 and 1650. This collection of broad-ranging essays by international figures offers a new perspective on an early modern cultural phenomenon, and satisfies the need for a scholarly, in-depth analysis of this important topic in Renaissance history.

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This inter-disciplinary study is the first to consider how representations of pirates addressed both national political issues and the agenda of particular interest groups. Looking at a variety of well-known and neglected figures and texts, as well as canonical ones, it shows how attitudes to piracy and privateering were debated and co...

Format:PerfectDimensions:244 pages, 8.67 × 5.78 × 0.76 inPublished:January 1, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230003273

ISBN - 13:9780230003279

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List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors PART I: PIRACY? SOME DEFINITIONS Introduction: Pirates? The Politics of Plunder, 1550-1650; C.Jowitt 'Hostis Humani Generis' - The Pirate as Outlaw in the Early Modern Law of the Sea; C.Harding PART II: PERSPECTIVES ON PIRACY The Problem of Piracy in Ireland, 1570-1630; J.Appleby Piracy and Captivity in the Early Modern Mediterranean: The Perspective from Barbary; N.Matar Crusading Piracy? The Curious Case of the Spanish in the Chanel, 1590-95; M.Dimmock Acting Pirates: Converting A Christian Turned Turk; M.Hutchings 'We are not Pirates': Piracy and Navigation in The Lusiads; B.Klein Virolet and Martia in the Pirate's Daughter: Gender and Genre in Fletcher and Massinger's The Double Marriage; L.Munro PART III: PIRATE AFTERLIVES Sir Francis Drake's Ghost: Piracy, Cultural Memory, and Spectral Nationhood; M.Netzloff Scaffold Performances: The Politics of Pirate Death; C.Jowitt Of Pirates, Slaves and Diplomats: Anglo-American Writing about the Maghrib in the Age of Empire; G.MacLean Select Bibliography Index