Introduction /1.Pirates of the Ancient World /2. Medieval Pirates /3.The Sea Dogs of the Renaissance /4. Mediterranean Corsairs /5. The Buccaneers /6. The Golden Age of Piracy /7. The Pirate Round /8. The Last of the Pirates /9. The Chinese Pirates /10. Modern Piracy /11. Pirates in Fiction /Conclusion /Notes /Select Bibliography /Index
An updated, revised and highly illustrated history of piracy from one of the subject's most respected authors.
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"Avast ye! If contemplating buying this rousing book, don't feel like a sword is pricking your back as you're forced to walk the plank toward a plunge into Davy Jones' locker. "The Pirate World" is well worth a few pieces of eight." - Toy Soldier & Model Figure