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Piracy in the ancient world

an essay in Mediterranean history

by Henry Arderne Ormerod

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Published by The University press of Liverpool ltd., Hodder and Stoughton ltd in Liverpool, London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mediterranean Sea.
    • Subjects:
    • Pirates.,
    • Mediterranean Sea.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Henry A. Ormerod.
      SeriesHalf-title: The Ancient world
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD62 .O7
      The Physical Object
      Pagination286 p.
      Number of Pages286
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6679289M
      LC Control Number25013775
      OCLC/WorldCa2741828


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Now available in paperback, Ormerod's classic Piracy in the Ancient World brings the treachery of the ancient high seas alive. Drawing on the works of Homer and Thucydides and the historical records that have survived from ancient Greece and Rome, Ormerod reconstructs the dangers of coastal living and seafaring and the attempts to protect against the threat of invasion from the Cited by:   Now available in paperback, Ormerod's classic Piracy in the Ancient World brings the treachery of the ancient high seas alive/5(25).

Now available in paperback, Ormerod's classic Piracy in the Ancient World brings the treachery of the ancient high seas alive. Drawing on the works of Homer and Thucydides and the historical records that have survived from ancient Greece and Rome, Ormerod reconstructs the dangers of coastal living and seafaring and the attempts to protect against the threat of invasion from the.

Now available in paperback, Ormerod's classic Piracy in the Ancient World brings the treachery of the ancient high seas alive.

Drawing on the works of Homer. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, maps ; 21 cm: Contents: Preface --Chapter I: Depredations committed on the seas --Chapter Piracy in the ancient world book Piracy, privateering and reprisals --Chapter III: Piracy in the ancient world book Eastern Mediterranean to the Persian Wars --Chapter IV: The Eastern Mediterranean --Chapter V: The western seas, the.

Konstam begins in the ancient world, covers many chronological eras and geographical zones, including medieval pirates, the Renaissance sea dogs, the Mediterranean corsairs, the 'golden age' and it's decline, pirates in the Indian Ocean, Chinese pirates, modern piracy and fictional pirates Cited by: Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small commission for each book sold through our affiliate partners.

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The earliest documented instances of piracy are the exploits of the Sea Peoples who threatened the ships sailing in the Aegean and Mediterranean waters in the 14th century BC. In classical antiquity, the Phoenicians, Illyrians and Tyrrhenians were known as pirates.

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Divided into fourteen chapters the book begins with the pirate ship, then examines in chronological sequence the history of piracy. of medieval Europe created space for the pirates to operate, and made suppression difficult. Piracy in the Ancient World For as long as humanity has conducted maritime commerce, pirates have preyed on seafarers.

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The oldest evidence of the pirates' existence is an inscription on a clay tablet from the time of Pharo Echnaton ( BC). This document describes a pirates' ship attacking in North Africa.

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In the Middle Ages, Vikings from the north and Moors from the south also engaged in piracy. Piracy was a social phenomenon and once you knew where to look, you could begin to make out individuals in the crowd. Engineers, executives, employees, investigators, convicts, even burnouts.

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Ancient Greek pirates used the Lipari Islands as their base for over years. Istria offered Illyrian pirates. In the ancient Greek world, however, piracy was, much more than just an occasional headline, it was an endemic part of how the ancient world operated.

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