TITLE

A Brief History Of: Pirates

AUTHOR(S)
Altman, Alex
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Time;
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history of pirates. 21st century pirates differ from their predecessors in modes of transportation and types of weaponry. Examples of piracy include Viking attacks on Western European mariners, commissioned privateers that harassed Spanish fleets, and classical authors Homer and Cicero's documented incidents of Greeks and Romans being harassed by marauders. A brief historical overview of piracy and an analysis of 21st century pirates are presented. INSET: SCOURGE OF THE SEAS.
ACCESSION #
33469516

 

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