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Piracy and Privateering in the Golden Age Netherlands - Virginia Lunsford-Poe

Piracy and Privateering in the Golden Age Netherlands

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9781403966926
Number Of Pages: 354

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This exciting scholarly work examines Dutch maritime violence in the seventeenth-century. With its flourishing maritime trade and lucrative colonial possessions, the young Dutch Republic enjoyed a cultural and economic pre-eminence, becoming the leading commercial power in the world. Dutch seamen plied the world's waters, trading,exploring, and colonizing. Many also took up pillaging, terrorizing their victims on the high seas and on European waterways. Surprisingly, this story of Dutch freebooters and their depredations remains almost entirely untold until now. Piracy and Privateering in the Golden Age Netherlands presents new data and understandings of early modern piracy generally, and also sheds important new light on Dutch and European history as well, such as the history of national identity and state formation, and the history of crime and criminality.

Introduction
The Dutch Sea Robber Defined
Kapers and Commissievaarders: The Dutch Privateer
A "Malicious Business": Piracy in the Dutch Republic
Collective Identity, Nationalism, and the Golden Age Netherlands
Piracy, the Dutch and the Seventeenth-Century Seas
Conclusions
Prizes and "Excesses": The Golden Age Pirate
The Dutch Freebooter in the Golden Age
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ISBN: 9781403966926
ISBN-10: 1403966923
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1