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Seafaring Women

Author : David Cordingly
ISBN : 0307490599
Genre : History
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For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly has unearthed stories of a number of young women who dressed in men’s clothes and worked alongside sailors for months, sometimes years, without ever revealing their gender. His tremendous research shows that there was indeed a thriving female population—from pirates to the sirens of myth and legend—on and around the high seas. A landmark work of women’s history disguised as a spectacularly entertaining yarn, Women Sailors and Sailor’s Women will surprise and delight. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

Pirate Nests And The Rise Of The British Empire 1570 1740

Author : Mark G. Hanna
ISBN : 9781469617954
Genre : History
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Analyzing the rise and subsequent fall of international piracy from the perspective of colonial hinterlands, Mark G. Hanna explores the often overt support of sea marauders in maritime communities from the inception of England's burgeoning empire in the 1570s to its administrative consolidation by the 1740s. Although traditionally depicted as swashbuckling adventurers on the high seas, pirates played a crucial role on land. Far from a hindrance to trade, their enterprises contributed to commercial development and to the economic infrastructure of port towns. English piracy and unregulated privateering flourished in the Pacific, the Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean because of merchant elites' active support in the North American colonies. Sea marauders represented a real as well as a symbolic challenge to legal and commercial policies formulated by distant and ineffectual administrative bodies that undermined the financial prosperity and defense of the colonies. Departing from previous understandings of deep-sea marauding, this study reveals the full scope of pirates' activities in relation to the landed communities that they serviced and their impact on patterns of development that formed early America and the British Empire.
Category: History

Pillaging The Empire

Author : Kris Lane
ISBN : 9781317524472
Genre : History
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Between 1500 and 1750, European expansion and global interaction produced vast wealth. As goods traveled by ship along new global trade routes, piracy also flourished on the world’s seas. Pillaging the Empire tells the fascinating story of maritime predation in this period, including the perspectives of both pirates and their victims. Brushing aside the romantic legends of piracy, Kris Lane pays careful attention to the varied circumstances and motives that led to the rise of this bloodthirsty pursuit of riches, and places the history of piracy in the context of early modern empire building. This second edition of Pillaging the Empire has been revised and expanded to incorporate the latest scholarship on piracy, maritime law, and early modern state formation. With a new chapter on piracy in East and Southeast Asia, Lane considers piracy as a global phenomenon. Filled with colorful details and stories of individual pirates from Francis Drake to the women pirates Ann Bonny and Mary Read, this engaging narrative will be of interest to all those studying the history of Latin America, the Atlantic world, and the global empires of the early modern era.
Category: History

The Invisible Hook

Author : Peter T. Leeson
ISBN : 1400829860
Genre : Business & Economics
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Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior. Why did pirates fly flags of Skull & Bones? Why did they create a "pirate code"? Were pirates really ferocious madmen? And what made them so successful? The Invisible Hook uses economics to examine these and other infamous aspects of piracy. Leeson argues that the pirate customs we know and love resulted from pirates responding rationally to prevailing economic conditions in the pursuit of profits. The Invisible Hook looks at legendary pirate captains like Blackbeard, Black Bart Roberts, and Calico Jack Rackam, and shows how pirates' search for plunder led them to pioneer remarkable and forward-thinking practices. Pirates understood the advantages of constitutional democracy--a model they adopted more than fifty years before the United States did so. Pirates also initiated an early system of workers' compensation, regulated drinking and smoking, and in some cases practiced racial tolerance and equality. Leeson contends that pirates exemplified the virtues of vice--their self-seeking interests generated socially desirable effects and their greedy criminality secured social order. Pirates proved that anarchy could be organized. Revealing the democratic and economic forces propelling history's most colorful criminals, The Invisible Hook establishes pirates' trailblazing relevance to the contemporary world.
Category: Business & Economics

Gossip Girl 2

Author : Cecily von Ziegesar
ISBN : 9783641031480
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Mit Genuss berichtet das anonyme Gossip Girl von jedem noch so pikanten Detail aus dem Leben von Serena, Blair und ihren Freunden. Und mal ehrlich: Wer will nicht dabei sein, wenn es hinter den Fassaden der luxuriösen Appartements auf der Upper East Side so richtig zur Sache geht? Blairs Feldzug ist gescheitert: Serena ist längst wieder Mittelpunkt der Upper East Side. Dan vergöttert ihre Schönheit, die Jungs liegen ihr zu Füßen, neue Freundinnen scharen sich um sie. Und Blairs Freund Nate küsst in aller Öffentlichkeit eine Achtklässlerin. Was dank Gossip Girl alle wissen – alle außer Blair. Bitter, bitter! Frecher Blick hinter die Kulissen der Reichen und Schönen!
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Piraten

Author : Celia Rees
ISBN : 3827050049
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Auf Jamaika Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts soll Nancy in eine Ehe mit einem verhassten Mann gezwungen werden. Stattdessen wählen sie und ihre Sklavin tollkühn die Freiheit und heuern auf einem Piratenschiff an. Ab 13.
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Der Fremde Tod

Author : Carmen Boullosa
ISBN : 3518120808
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Books In Print 2009 2010

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ISBN : 0835250199
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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Piraten Der Venus Erster Roman Der Venus Tetralogie

Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
ISBN : 9783743841543
Genre : Fiction
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Für Carson Napier, den amerikanischen Astronauten, gibt es keine Rückkehr zur Erde mehr. Seine Versuchsrakete, mit der er ursprünglich den Mars ansteuern wollte, ist auf der Venus gestrandet.Er selbst hat den Absturz seines Raumfahrzeugs nur durch einen glücklichen Zufall überlebt. Doch Carson rechnet sich keine großen Chancen aus, den tödlichen Gefahren dieses wilden Planeten, wo jeder gegen jeden zu kämpfen scheint, auf Dauer zu entgehen...Der Amtor- oder Venus-Zyklus von Edgar Rice Burroughs gehört zu den bekanntesten Science-Fiction-Romanen des Tarzan-Autors. Der erste Band, Pirates of Venus (dt. Piraten der Venus) erschien 1932 im Argosy-Weekly-Magazin. 1934 folgte die Buchausgabe. Die erste Geschichte war so erfolgreich, dass der Autor 1933 im gleichen Magazin die Fortsetzung Lost On Venus (dt. Verschollen auf der Venus) folgen ließ. Anfang der 1970er Jahre lagen die ersten vier Bände des Venus-Zyklus auch in deutscher Sprache vor. In seiner Reihe APEX SF-KLASSIKER veröffentlicht der Apex-Verlag diese vier Romane als durchgesehene Neu-Ausgabe (in der Übersetzung von Thomas Schlück).Der abschließende fünfte Band, The Wizard Of Venus, erscheint unter dem Titel Der Zauberer von der Venus als deutsche Erstveröffentlichung ebenfalls im Apex-Verlag.
Category: Fiction