Pirates!: Brigands, Buccaneers, And Privateers In Fact, Fiction, And Legend

3.75 avg rating
( 16 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780306807220: Pirates!: Brigands, Buccaneers, And Privateers In Fact, Fiction, And Legend

In more than a thousand entries this encyclopedia—impeccably researched, internationally focused, and extensively cross-referenced—reveals the actual lives and exploits of pirates and the diverse worlds from which they sprang, from the Etruscan and Phoenician marauders off the coast of ancient Greece to the Chinese and Malay pirates of the 1870s. Pirates! encompasses: historical pirates like Madame Cheng I Sao, Captain William Kidd, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Edward "Blackbeard" Teach; fictional buccaneers like Anne Bonny, Captain Blood, and Long John Silver; every important and noteworthy novel, play, poem, ballad, opera, and movie portraying pirates; pirate slang, havens, types of ships, weapons, symbols, practices, and pleasures; a listing of the richest booty ever captured; over a hundred illustrations (with more than a dozen paintings by Howard Pyle); and a comprehensive bibliography.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jan Rogozinski, Ph.D., is the author of A Brief History of the Caribbean, Smokeless Tobacco in the Western World, and Power, Caste and Law. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

From Library Journal:

Both works consist of alphabetically arranged encyclopedic entries written by maritime historians. Rogozinski (Brief History of the Caribbean, LJ 3/1/92) covers a broader scope, including actual and fictional pirates since the fourth century B.C., movies, operas, and fiction about pirates, nautical slang, and terminology. There is an emphasis throughout on differentiating pirate myth from fact. Narratives range from a few lines to detailed profiles of several pages (as in the case of Sir Francis Drake). Entries for movies provide a plot description, primary actors, director, year, and some critical reaction. Similarly, plot, date of publication, and historical inaccuracies are noted for the many novels. The fictional character Long John Silver is treated by Rogozinski under several "Treasure Island" entries but is excluded from Marley's Pirates and Privateers of the Americas, which covers only factual pirates and events of the 17th century. Terms associated with sea raiders, e.g., pieces of eight, maroon, and Spanish Main are included in both encyclopedias. Definitions and biographies are generally longer from Marley's compendium which, though less comprehensive, includes many pirates not covered by Rogozinski. Bibliographic and See also references are provided by both authors; there is little overlap between the select bibliographies. Marley's historical synopses convey a more scholarly tone, but Rogozinski's treatment should have broader appeal given its worldwide coverage and inclusion of films and novels from which much of our familiarity with pirate history and lore is derived.?Stanley P. Hodge, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, Ind.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rogozinski, Jan
Published by Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 030680722X ISBN 13: 9780306807220
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookish Corner Net
(Waltham, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 030680722X Brand NEW Softcover, AN41, media mail delivery is free, Your orders are meticulously inspected, packed securely, and shipped fast, quick responsive customer service insures customer satisfaction, and our feedback score speaks louder than words, international and expedited shipping for most items. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1048593

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rogozinski, Jan
Published by Da Capo Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 030680722X ISBN 13: 9780306807220
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11030680722X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rogozinski, Jan
Published by Da Capo Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 030680722X ISBN 13: 9780306807220
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB030680722X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rogozinski, Jan
Published by Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 030680722X ISBN 13: 9780306807220
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 030680722X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0864206

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rogozinski, Jan
Published by Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 030680722X ISBN 13: 9780306807220
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 030680722X We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # XM-030680722X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 78.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jan Rogozinski
Published by Da Capo Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 030680722X ISBN 13: 9780306807220
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX030680722X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 103.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds