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Buccaneers and Privateers

The Story of the English Sea Rover, 1675-1725

Συγγραφέας: Frohock Richard
Εκδότης: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781611493870
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 202
Διαστάσεις: 24x2x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Buccaneers and Privateers"

In the late seventeenth century, Spain dominated the Caribbean and Central and South America, establishing colonies, mining gold and silver, and gathering riches from Asia for transportation back to Europe. Seeking to disrupt Spain's nearly unchecked empire-building and siphon off some of their wealth, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British adventurers-both legitimate and illegitimate-led numerous expeditions into the Caribbean and the Pacific. Many voyagers wrote accounts of their exploits, captivating readers with their tales of exotic places, shocking hardships and cruelties, and daring engagements with national enemies. Widely distributed and read, buccaneering and privateering narratives contributed significantly to England's imaginative, literary rendering of the Americas in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and they provided a venue for public dialogue about sea rovers and their position within empire. This book takes as its subject the literary and rhetorical construction of voyagers and their histories, and by extension, the representation of English imperialism in popular sea-voyage narratives of the period.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Frohock Richard
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9781611493870
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 13/07/2012
Εκδότης: Rowman & Littlefield
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 202
Τόπος έκδοσης: Delaware
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 463 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x2x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 14 Illustrations, black and white


Acknowledgments and Permissions List of Illustrations Introduction Chapter 1: The Word and the Grand Pirate, George Cusack Chapter 2: "The Usual Atrocities:" Narrating Henry Morgan's Raid on Panama City Chapter 3: Exquemelin in England: The Literary Transformation of Henry Morgan Chapter 4: Captain Bartholomew Sharp and the "Sacred Hunger for Gold" Chapter 5: Reconsidering William Dampier's Vision Chapter 6: Consummate Privateers: Edward Cooke and Woodes Rogers Chapter 7: The Return of the Buccaneer in the Voyage Narratives of Shelvocke and Betagh Bibliography Author Biography

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