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Author: Philip Gosse
ISBN: 0810341565
Language: English
Pages: 349 pages
Category: Transportation
Publisher: Gale Research Co (1976)
Rating: 4.7
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Gosse's history is lively and comprehensive. Author Philip Gosse is identified as an eminent authority on pirate lore and literature. I picked The History of Piracy up in The Pirates of the Caribbean gift shop when we visited Disney World last year.

Gosse's history is lively and comprehensive. 6 people found this helpful. It is well written, and the stories are told in a lively, informative, and comprehensive fashion. A few curse words are used, primarily in quotations.

The History of Piracy book. Even three cases of female pirates are covered.

Written by an eminent authority on pirate lore and literature, The History of Piracy is one of the most important books on the subject. Tracing the rise of piracy from its ancient beginnings to its ultimate demise, it leads readers down an exciting path of fortune, fame, and folly. Within this exhaustive volume on the pirate "profession," readers will encounter an unforgettable cast of plundering characters - eccentric, dramatic, but always human. Here are the maritime brigands who challenged even the most powerful nations on the high seas.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: Gosse Philip d. ate. citation: 1934 d. dentifier. origpath: 38 d. copyno: 1 d.

Written by an eminent authority on pirate lore and literature, The History of Piracy is one of the most important books . Within this exhaustive volume on the pirate profession, readers will encounter an unforgettable cast of plundering characters - eccentric, dramatic, but always human.

The History of Piracy - Philip Gosse. The history of piracy is therefore not a mere grim chronicle of the triumph of law; it is more than a series of romantic yarns about gold, fighting and adventure

The History of Piracy - Philip Gosse. The history of piracy is therefore not a mere grim chronicle of the triumph of law; it is more than a series of romantic yarns about gold, fighting and adventure. It has its amusing side as well, strange lore, ludicrous happenings, the bizarre in human nature. We follow Captain Bartholomew Sharp

Gosse's history is lively and comprehensive. An excellent introduction to piracy worldwide. com User, September 16, 1999. The subject is described both in breadth and depth, with many "sea stories" included.

In addition to the primary sources Philip Gosse's The History of Piracy, and Kirsten Wolf's Daily Life of the Vikings illustrate the range of source material used in the book. Bradford used each type of evidence to build his case for the reasons for piracy. Bradford argues that pirates, most simply put, are robbers at sea and by sea. By definition, they, like terrorists, hold "no commission or delegated authority from any sovereign or state empowering them to attack others.

Philip Roche (1693–1723) was an Irish pirate active in the seas of northern Europe, best known for . Tried for piracy, he was found guilty and hung in August 1723. a b c Gosse, Philip (1924). The Pirates' Who's Who by Philip Gosse.

Philip Roche (1693–1723) was an Irish pirate active in the seas of northern Europe, best known for murdering the crews and captains of ships he and his men took over. The public was disappointed at the execution: Roche "was so ill at the time that he could not make any public declaration of his abhorrence of the crime for which he suffered. Admiralty court, the court in which Roche and his associates were tried. New York: Burt Franklin. Retrieved 23 June 2017.

Comments (7)
Banal
This modern reprint of a 1932 classic is an invaluable history of piracy. This book, along with David Cordingly's "Under the Black Flag" and Daniel Defoe's "A General History of the Pyrates" (Defoe was writing as Captain Johnson), are the best volumes on piracy I have yet to read. Gosse's history is lively and comprehensive.
jorik
Very informative as well as makes me feel as I'm reading a story on pirate's. Good reading for everyone and all.
Ballardana
Great book, very informative of pirate code, life and it's history
Kulafyn
although this is a brief overview, the book touches on a variety of aspects of piracy and with that basic info it was easy to pick a topic and locate more information.
Xwnaydan
This was just what I wanted. It had some writing in it but not to where it was a problem.
unmasked
Recently I have read a book entitled as ''The history of Piracy'' by Philip Gosse (1879 - 1959), which was first published in 1932. This work presents really wide topic, which is very often ignored by the vast majority of historians. Its plot covers the history of piracy that existed on all seas and oceans of the globe through ages. While reading this book one can safely ''sail'' together with Berber, English, Caribbean, American, Chinese etc. pirate crews and know their living conditions, strategies and customs. This general work on piracy is well researched and I really like it despite some minor flaws I have noticed while reading its text. For instance, the Crusader states (the last one was Acre) were finally abolished in 1291 AD by Al-Ashraf Khalil, not by Saladin as written in this book. Unfortunately there is nothing written about the sailors (sometimes acting also as pirates) of Courland (nominally a vassal state of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth), who also established some settlements near the Gambian coast and on Trinidad in Caribbeans. Despite the limitations of the historical sources concerning the piracy, which are mentioned by the author the text is nicely written and one reads it with no sign of boredom. Really thought provoking book, showing that there is no organized crime existing without a protection of at least local authorities. Conclusion concerning the piracy is simple. With no support of the corrupted authorities there would not have been any effective piracy on such scale as it took place.
interactive man
The author begins, “To write a complete history of piracy from its earliest days would be an impossible undertaking….What the following pages attempt to do is to show what conditions, geographical and social, preceded the rise of piracy, to trace its periodical rises and declines, its forms and fortunes, to depict the more outstanding members of its profession, and finally to show how national organization, backed by the steamship and the telegraph, brought it to an end.” The book has seventeen chapters, plus an Epilogue, divided into four main sections: “The Barbary Corsairs,” including the Barbarossas; “The Pirates of the North,” such as the Vikings, Hanseatics, and English Corsairs; “The Pirates of the West,” such as the Buccaneers of North America; and “The Pirates of the East,” from Africa, India, Arabia, Japan, China, and the Malay Archipelago.

Author Philip Gosse is identified as “an eminent authority on pirate lore and literature.” I picked The History of Piracy up in “The Pirates of the Caribbean” gift shop when we visited Disney World last year. It is well written, and the stories are told in a lively, informative, and comprehensive fashion. A few curse words are used, primarily in quotations. Even three cases of female pirates are covered. Some famous pirates, such as Blackbeard (Edward Teach) and Captain William Kidd are given their due, but others like Jean Lafitte are barely mentioned. The book will not appeal to everyone, but anybody interested in pirate history, or history in general for that matter, will enjoy it. There are seven Appendices, quoting documents from the days of “The Classical Pirates” of ancient Greece and Rome to a 1929 newspaper article on “Modern Chinese Pirates.” Also found in Dover’s reprint are seventeen black-and-white illustrations and four maps from the volume’s original publication.
Philip Gosse has written a thorough overview of worldwide piracy; concentrating, of course, in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, but including the Far East. Even three cases of female pirates are covered. The subject is described both in breadth and depth, with many "sea stories" included. The only drawback is that some famous pirates, like Jean Lafitte, receive little coverage.