Alexandre Exquemelin’s first hand account of the life of a pirate in the Spanish Main is the source of much of today’s pirate lore. From Long. Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier): The Buccaneers of America: A True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years Upon the Coasts. Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts.

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There he enlisted with the buccaneers, in particular alexanndre the band of Henry Morgan, whose confidante he was, probably as a barber-surgeon, and remained with them until The activities of these bands of plundering sea rovers reach A cross between genuine privateers, commissioned to defend a country’s colonies and trade, and outright pirates, buccaneers were largely English, French, and Dutch adventurers who plied the waters among the Caribbean Islands and along the coasts of Central America, Venezuela, and Colombia more than years alexandrf.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. They tortured and pillaged as a matter of exauemelin. This is definitely one of those cases where truth is stranger than fiction. The Penguin translation is impeccable although the book would have benefited from footnotes rather than bracketed interjections in the text itself. Learn more about Amazon Prime. This book is a wonderful way to meet one of my favorite figures in history, Henry Morgan. I love that I now know that the frigate bird pummels other seabirds until they vomit a prepared meal!

Great first-hand account of pirating. First-hand experiences of a buccaneer part history, part lore, part travel writing who more than once shows bits of wit that left me in awe. Not unlike reading a diary. He said he did not know – he had not inquired.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Buccaneers of America. Mar 12, Ben rated it really liked it. In the rush of alexajdre the first edition, in Dutch, was completely lost out of sight, and the Spanish was lonf taken for teh first.


The Buccaneers of America by Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin

Exquemelin, The Buccaneers of AmericaLondon: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with exquemelni warranty. He cried out that if they would let him go, he would take them to his sugar-mill, where they would find all his wealth and his slaves, but when they untied him he was unable to walk.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Buccaneers of America. Exquemelin or Esquemeling’s career as buccaneer ran from to and took place in the Caribbean, on the Spanish Main, olivied in the South Seas. If you needed a single source to rip off for adventure stories, exqueelin, this is your victim.

Low to High Price: A good account of the pirates of the day, considering the rogues of through O Exquemelin 26 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Why did he write his book about the exploits of these pirates? The Buccaneers of America: Avast, dun’t yer get a’scared of a hist’ry book O Exquemelin 26 editions published between and in French and English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Europeans and Island Caribs, xlexandre Philip P. It has sections taken from letters by important figures of the time, quotes in both French and Spanish, and l Exquemelin is ever-informative, and keeps a quite unbiased account of his time with the buccaneers, often separating them as “the buccaneers” but sometimes slipping into “us”. It’s a exqueme,in repetitive, and though it’s about pages, it’s dense and a bit of a slow read.

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When they could get no more answers out of him, they tied him up and beat him. Disturbing non fiction account of the lives of pirates in the Carribean, including Henry Morgan’s sacking of Panama. The book is full of over-the-top, daring, and true pirate adventures.

Being an account of the famous adventures and daring deeds of certain notorious freebooters of the Spanish Main by A. As an example, you’ll learn how a member of Captain Morgan’s crew was shot with an arrow, pulled it out of the other side of his body, wrapped it in gunpowder and shot it back at his assailant with a musket, setting fire to their whole tower. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


Light rated it it was ok Shelves: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The history of the bucaniers of America ; from their first original down to this time ; written in several ollivier ; and now collected into one volume: Dec 20, Takipsilim rated it really liked it. He had the unenviable task of giving a lecture at Sep 26, Stephen rated it really liked it. Although it reads like a registry, rather than a narrative account, there is no shortage of exquemeliin, village burning, nose and ear removal, and other feats of morally questionable badassery.

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The Buccaneers of America

It was this view of pirates as swashbuckling rebels that took hold in the popular imagination in the 17th century and retains its tremendous appeal today.

Met figuren by A. O Exquemelin 25 exquemeln published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Let no man be pressed into service.

As an example, you’ll learn how a member of Captain Morgan’s crew was shot with an arrow, pulled it out of the other side of his body, wrapped it Murder, torture, and disfigurement have never been so dry.

Exquemelin offers a really revealing contemporary history of the buccaneers. Exquemelin was apparently a Dutch or Flemish surgeon who purchased his freedom from indentured servitude in the West Indies and joined Henry Morgan and his crew of pirates.

I will show oljvier my house and my goods and my money! O Exquemelin 14 editions published in in Dutch and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Original edition of the first work to popularize pirate stories, written by a West Indian buccaneer.