Bandits at Sea

A Pirates Reader
Author: C.R. Pennell
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081476679X
Category: History
Page: 351
View: 3857
Examines the truth behind the mythical portrayals of pirates and piracy, including discussion on the purposes of "countercultural social bandits," women pirates, and democracy and racial equality practiced on pirate ships.

The Savage Republic

De Indis of Hugo Grotius, Republicanism and Dutch Hegemony Within the Early Modern World-System (c.1600-1619)
Author: Eric Michael Wilson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004167889
Category: Law
Page: 533
View: 2634
Intended for the professional academic and graduate student, this book is the first to utilize the methodology of a oeNew Streama legal scholarship in an extended critical a oeexegesisa of Hugo Grotiusa (TM) "De Indis" (c.1604-6). "De Indis" is predicated upon a two-fold discursive strategy: (i) investing a oeprivatea Trading Companies with a oepublica international legal personality, and (ii) collapsing the distinction between a oeprivatea and a oepublica warfare. Governing the operation of textual interpretation is "De Indis"a (TM) status as a republican treatise juridically legitimating an early modern Trans-National corporation (the VOC) that served as an agent of a a oeprimitivea system of global governance, the early Capitalist World-Economy. The application of New Stream scholarship reveals that the republican signature of "De Indis" consists of a discursive a oemicro-oscillationa between the a oethicka ontology of Late Scholasticism (a oeUtopiaa ) and the a oethina ontology of Civic Humanism (a oeApologya ) wholly appropriate to the governance requirements of the embryonic Modern World-System.

Global Piracy

A Documentary History of Seaborne Banditry
Author: James E. Wadsworth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350058203
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 2046
Many people in the western world maintain the contradictory notions that the pirates of old were romantic social bandits while their modern brethren are brutal thugs, thieves, and villains. In Global Piracy, James E. Wadsworth compiles and contextualizes a wealth of primary source documents which illustrate the global phenomenon of piracy through the eyes and voices of those who experienced it: both the pirates or privateers themselves and their victims. The book allows us to confront our stereotypes by giving us access to “real” pirates in a wide range of historical periods and global regions, from ancient Greece to modern day Nigeria, unfiltered as much as possible by authorial voice or interpretation. Global Piracy seeks neither to romanticize nor vilify pirates, but simply to understand them in the context of their times and the broader world they inhabited. Departing from run-of-the-mill narratives, it selects documents which provide new and fascinating insights into piracy around the globe. With documents introduced by contextual information, and supplemented by study questions, suggested reading lists, illustrations and maps, this book is an essential companion for anyone studying the history of piracy.


Author: Nuruddin Farah
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518730533
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 2620
Mit »Gekapert« vollendet der große afrikanische Erzähler Nuruddin Farah den Romanzyklus über seine Heimat Somalia. Er zeichnet ein tief bewegendes und bestürzendes Bild eines zerrissenen Landes. Jebleeh, der seit Jahren in Amerika lebt, kehrt für einen Besuch in seine Heimatstadt zurück, begleitet von seinem Schwiegersohn Malik, einem Journalisten, der über die Unruhen in der Region schreiben will. Im Jahr 2006 ist Mogadischu vom Bürgerkrieg gezeichnet, die Stimmung beklemmend. Das Chaos einer von Warlords besetzten Stadt, das Jebleeh von seinem letzten Besuch erinnert, ist nun einer unheimlichen Ruhe gewichen, die von den allgegenwärtigen peitschentragenden Männern in weißen Mänteln – den Schergen der islamistischen Organisation Al-Shabaab – noch verstärkt wird. Unterdessen landet Maliks Bruder Ahl auf der Suche nach seinem verschwundenen Sohn in Puntland, einer Region, die allgemein als Unterschlupf der Piraten bekannt ist. Und während die Somalier sich gegen die äthiopische Invasion wappnen, Piraten die Seewege verunsichern, werden die Brüder immer tiefer in die Wirren des Bürgerkriegs hineingezogen.

Dreckswetter und Morgenröte

Author: Geoff Rodkey
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646925841
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
View: 7351
Das knochenklapperndste Abenteuer seit "Fluch der Karibik": Ein Junge namens Egbert und seine Geschwister Venus und Adonis, eine umwerfende Gouverneurstochter und ein einhändiger Schiffsjunge, eine Stinkfruchtplantage und jede Menge Marmeladenkuchen, eine Horde Kreuzfahrttouristen und eine folgenreiche Ballonfahrt, der schrecklichste Pirat, der je auf den Blauen Meeren gesegelt ist, UND der legendäre Schatz des Hutmatozal. Eine wunderbare Mischung aus Seeabenteuer und Slapstick – ein einziges Lesevergnügen!

Final Passages

The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807
Author: Gregory E. O'Malley
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469615347
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 8589
Hundreds of thousands of captive Africans continued their journeys after the Middle Passage across the Atlantic. Colonial merchants purchased and then transshipped many of these captives to other colonies for resale. Drawing on a database of over seven thousand intercolonial slave trading voyages compiled from port records, newspapers, and merchant accounts, O'Malley identifies and quantifies the major routes of this intercolonial slave trade. He argues that such voyages were a crucial component in the development of slavery in the Caribbean and North America and that trade in the unfree led to experimentation with free trade between empires.

Commerce with the Universe

Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination
Author: Gaurav Desai
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535597
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
View: 7444
Reading the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in and about East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a surprising, alternative history of Africa's experience with slavery, migration, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. Consulting Afrasian texts that are literary and nonfictional, political and private, he broadens the scope of African and South Asian scholarship and inspires a more nuanced understanding of the Indian Ocean's fertile routes of exchange. Desai shows how the Indian Ocean engendered a number of syncretic identities and shaped the medieval trade routes of the Islamicate empire, the early independence movements galvanized in part by Gandhi's southern African experiences, the invention of new ethnic nationalisms, and the rise of plural, multiethnic African nations. Calling attention to lives and literatures long neglected by traditional scholars, Desai introduces rich, interdisciplinary ways of thinking not only about this specific region but also about the very nature of ethnic history and identity. Traveling from the twelfth century to today, he concludes with a look at contemporary Asian populations in East Africa and their struggle to decide how best to participate in the development and modernization of their postcolonial nations without sacrificing their political autonomy.

British Captives from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1563-1760

Author: Nabil Matar
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004264507
Category: History
Page: 350
View: 7364
In British Captives from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1563-1760, Nabil Matar furnishes a list of the names of all captives in the British archive and presents a chronological study of the historical and social background of British captivity.

The Sea and Civilization

A Maritime History of the World
Author: Lincoln Paine
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307962253
Category: History
Page: 784
View: 5777
A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors’ first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India and Southeast and East Asia, who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish thriving overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European expansion. And finally, his narrative traces how commercial shipping and naval warfare brought about the enormous demographic, cultural, and political changes that have globalized the world throughout the post–Cold War era. This tremendously readable intellectual adventure shows us the world in a new light, in which the sea reigns supreme. We find out how a once-enslaved East African king brought Islam to his people, what the American “sail-around territories” were, and what the Song Dynasty did with twenty-wheel, human-powered paddleboats with twenty paddle wheels and up to three hundred crew. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be linked to the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history.

Lords of the Sea

Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan
Author: Peter D. Shapinsky
Publisher: Michigan Monograph Series in J
Category: History
Page: 327
View: 7765
"Lords of the Sea revises our understanding of the epochal political, economic, and cultural transformations of Japan's late medieval period (1300-1600) by shifting the conventional land-based analytical framework to one centered on the perspectives of seafarers usually dismissed as 'pirates'"--Provided by publisher.

Il milione

Author: Marco Polo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783717516460
Category: Asia
Page: 508
View: 2501

A pirate's life for me!

von "The black pirate" bis "Pirates of the Caribbean" - Abenteuerkonzepte im Piratenfilm
Author: Aleta-Amirée von Holzen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Pirates in motion pictures
Page: 336
View: 2557

Die Brautprinzessin

S. Morgensterns klassische Erzählung von wahrer Liebe und edlen Abenteuern. Die Ausgabe der "spannenden Teile".
Author: William Goldman
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608102337
Category: Fiction
Page: 430
View: 4580
»Die Brautprinzessin« ist ein raffiniertes Abenteuer und eine atemlose, clevere Romanze. Traurig und hinterlistig, verspielt, blutig und zeitlos. Wahnsinnig. Und wunderschön. »Ich bin dein Prinz und du musst mich heiraten«, sagte Humperdinck. »Ich bin Eure Dienerin und lehne ab«, flüsterte Butterblume. »Ich bin der Prinz, und du kannst nicht ablehnen.« »Ich bin Eure sehr ergebene Dienerin, und ich habe eben abgelehnt.« »Weigerung bedeutet Tod.« »Dann tötet mich.« Bis Herbst 2008 wurde das Buch seit dem ersten Erscheinen bereits 100.000 mal verkauft.

Die Finsternis

Author: Kate Falls
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 347338027X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
View: 1489
Überall im Ozean lauern Haie, Killerwale und Riesenkalmare. Doch sie sind nicht die größte Gefahr unter Wasser ... Bei einem Tauchgang stoßen Ty und Gemma auf ein riesiges U-Boot. Sein Anblick lässt ihnen das Blut in den Adern gefrieren: Es ist am Meeresboden verankert, jede einzelne Luke mit einer Kette verschlossen. Ob Menschen darin gefangen sind? Als Ty und Gemma die Ketten lösen, machen sie eine schreckliche Entdeckung. Es wird nicht die einzige bleiben ...

Sklaven und Sklaverei in den Welten des Atlantiks 1400-1940

Umrisse, Anfänge, Akteure, Vergleichsfelder und Bibliographien
Author: Michael Zeuske
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783825878405
Category: Slavery
Page: 597
View: 9649


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Hispanists
Page: N.A
View: 6591

Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves

Making an Indo-Atlantic Trade World, 1640-1730
Author: Kevin P. McDonald
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 416
View: 4500

Early American Literature

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 2383

The Return of Piracy

Decolonization and International Relations in a Maritime Border Region (the Sulu Sea), 1959-63
Author: Stefan Eklöf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789197572644
Category: Extradition
Page: 14
View: 4880