Pirates and Privateers
New Perspectives on the War on Trade in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Edited by David J. Starkey, E.S. Eyck van Heslinga, and J.A. Moor
David J Starkey is Professor of Maritime History and Director of the Maritime Historical Studies Centre at the University of Hull.
E.S. van Eyck van Heslinga is Director of Collections, Netherlands Maritime Museum, Amsterdam.
J.A. de Moor is Associate Professor in History, University of Leiden.
Maps and Tables Figures Notes on Contributors Preface Introduction - DAVID J. STARKEY 1. Government Measures against Piracy and Privateering in the Atlantic Area, 1750-1850 - ROBERT C. RITCHIE 2. Hydrarchy and Libertalia: The Utopian Dimensions of Atlantic Piracy in the Early Eighteenth Century - MARCUS REDIKER 3. Living and Working Conditions in Chinese Pirate Communities, 1750-1850 - DIAN MURRAY 4. Living and Working Conditions in Philippine Pirate Communities, 1750-1850 - GHISLAINE LOYRÉ 5. Piracy in the Eastern Seas, 1750-1850: Some Economic Implications - J. L. ANDERSON 6. Mediterranean Privateering between the Treaties of Utrecht and Paris, 1715-1856: First Reflections - GONÇAL LÓPEZ NADAL 7. A Restless Spirit: British Privateering Enterprise, 1739-1815 - DAVID J. STARKEY 8. Cruising in Colonial Waters: The Organization of North American Privateering in the War of 1812 - FAYE KERT 9. Experience, Skill and Luck: French Privateering Expeditions, 1792-1815 - PATRICK CROWHURST 10. The Organization of a Privateering Expedition by the Middelburgse Commercie Compagnie, 1747-1748 - CORRIE REINDERS FOLMER 11. The Risky Alternative: Dutch Privateering during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War, 1780-1783 - JAN VAN ZIJVERDEN 12. Profit and Neutrality: The Case of Ostend, 1781-1783 - JAN PARMENTIER 13. Privateers, Piracy and Prosperity: Danish Shipping in War and Peace, 1750-1807 - OLE FELDBACK 14. The Voyage of the Bornholm: Danish Convoy Service in the Caribbean, 1780-1781 - ERIK GOEBEL Index
The book is a new and wide-ranging study showing how privateering and piracy played a central role in 18th and 19th century maritime and economic history. All the essays are exceptionally well supported with documentary references. Maps, illustrations, tabulated data and a sound index complete a most satisfying and scholarly study.
... As a quantity of new evidence, intriguingly presented, it is certainly a valuable piece of work.
The Great Circle, vol. 19, No. 2
... Adds greatly to the corpus of solid research.
The International History Review
... the inclusion of essays concerning numerous countries allows the opportunity to compare the economic impact of piracy and privateering in a variety of areas.
International Journal of Maritime History
Size: 156 x 234 mm
Publication: May 1, 1997
Series: Exeter Maritime Studies