TITLE

YO, HO, HO, and a bottle of rum! ...A brief history of piracy

PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
New African;Mar2013, Issue 526, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers a brief history of pirate right from their inception to modern day pirates. The Vikings from Scandinavian region were the first recognized sea invaders. Pirates were classified into three categories. Privateers carried out government orders to attack enemy ships. Buccaneers attacked Spanish ships in Caribbean region. Corsairs were barbaric pirates in Mediterranean region. Most of the pirates were involved in slave trade with Sir John Hawkins being the most famous among them.
ACCESSION #
86143632

 

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