HI127 Lecture 2: Pirates Lecture 2 Sept 14

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Pirates Lecture 2 Sept 14
A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates
Angus Konstam: Pirates = deadly, violent plunderers.
Marcus Redicker: Pirates express(ed) the collectivistic ethos of life at sea by the
egalitaria ad oradely distriutio of life haes … ad the just alloatio of shares.
- Argument of bad vs good
- Anarchist books
Privateer: an individual licensed by a government to attack and plunder ships from
other enemy nations.
- Sir Francis Drake
- John Hopkins
Letter or marque: A priateers otrat ith the goeret.
Buccaneers: English, Dutch, or French raiders who preyed on the Spanish during the
seventeenth century.
Filibuster: French word for Buccaneer.
- Buccaneers softened referred to as the confederation of pirates.
- Buccaneer homebase: Jamaica, Haiti, Tortuga
Swashbuckler: Twentieth century term for pirate in literature and film.
Pirate: Someone who robs from others at sea and who acts beyond the law, regardless
of nationality.
Ancient Pirates
1. Lukkans - 1340BCE
- First record of Pirates occurred in modern day Turkey.
- Otherwise known as new kingdom Egypt.
- 1340BCE.
- Lukkans raid Cyprus.
- Egyptians received reports that the Lukkans were illegally robbing people at sea.
- This group disappeared from record at around 1220 BCE.
1. Sea Peoples - 1220-1886BCE
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