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Piracy in World History

by Stefan Amirell, Hans Hägerdal, Bruce Buchan

Piracy in World History

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In a modern global historical context, scholars have often regarded piracy as an essentially European concept which was inappropriately applied by the expanding European powers to the rest of the world, mainly for the purpose of furthering colonial forms of domination in the economic, political, military, legal and cultural spheres. By contrast, this edited volume highlights the relevance of both European and non-European understandings of piracy to the development of global maritime security and freedom of navigation. It explores the significance of 'legal posturing' on the part of those accused of piracy, as well as the existence of non-European laws and regulations regarding piracy and related forms of maritime violence in the early modern era. The authors in Piracy in World History highlight cases from various parts of the early-modern world, thereby explaining piracy as a global phenomenon.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
"Publique Enemies to Mankind"
Chapter 3
All at Sea
Chapter 4
The Colonial Origins of Theorizing Piracy's Relation to Failed States
Chapter 5
The Bugis-Makassar Seafarers
Chapter 6
Piracy in India's Western Littoral
Chapter 7
Holy Warriors, Rebels, and Thieves
Chapter 8
Piracy, Empire, and Sovereignty in Late Imperial China
Chapter 9
Persistent Piracy in Philippine Waters
Chapter 10
Sweden, Barbary Corsairs, and the Hostis Humani Generis
Chapter 11
"Pirates of the Sea and the Land"
Chapter 12
Pirate Passages in Global History

Book Details

Piracy in World History
Amsterdam University Press
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
2.9 MB
Open Publication License

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