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The Resource Pirate women : the princesses, prostitutes, and privateers who ruled the Seven Seas, Laura Sook Duncombe

Pirate women : the princesses, prostitutes, and privateers who ruled the Seven Seas, Laura Sook Duncombe

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Pirate women : the princesses, prostitutes, and privateers who ruled the Seven Seas
Title
Pirate women
Title remainder
the princesses, prostitutes, and privateers who ruled the Seven Seas
Statement of responsibility
Laura Sook Duncombe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the first-ever comprehensive survey of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women tells of the women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside - and sometimes in command of-their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom. History has largely ignored these female swashbucklers, until now. Here are their stories, from ancient Norse warriors like Awilda, Stikla, and Rusla; to Sayyida al-Hurra of the Barbary corsairs; from Grace O'Malley, who terrorised shipping operations around the British Isles; to Cheng I Sao, who commanded a fleet of 400 ships off China in the early 19th century. Author Laura Sook Duncombe also looks beyond the stories to the storytellers and myth-makers. What biases and agendas motivated them? What did they leave out? Pirate Women explores why and how these stories are told and passed down and how history changes depending on who is recording it. It's the largest overview of women pirates in one volume and chock-full of swashbuckling adventures
Cataloging source
VMOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duncombe, Laura Sook
Dewey number
910.45
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women pirates
  • Women pirates
  • Piracy
Target audience
adult
Label
Pirate women : the princesses, prostitutes, and privateers who ruled the Seven Seas, Laura Sook Duncombe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dawn of the pirates -- Tour guides of Valhalla -- Mediaeval maiden warriors -- A Cinderella story among the corsairs -- The Virgin Queen and her pirates -- The Golden Age -- His majesty's royal pirates -- If he had fought like a man, he need not have been hang'd like a dog. -- Pirates of the new world -- Women on the edge -- The most successful pirate of all time -- Veterans of the American wars -- Evil incarnate and the dragon lady -- The pirates of the silver screen
Control code
000066095327
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
250 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781641602228
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, colored
System control number
(OCoLC)1089268355
Label
Pirate women : the princesses, prostitutes, and privateers who ruled the Seven Seas, Laura Sook Duncombe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dawn of the pirates -- Tour guides of Valhalla -- Mediaeval maiden warriors -- A Cinderella story among the corsairs -- The Virgin Queen and her pirates -- The Golden Age -- His majesty's royal pirates -- If he had fought like a man, he need not have been hang'd like a dog. -- Pirates of the new world -- Women on the edge -- The most successful pirate of all time -- Veterans of the American wars -- Evil incarnate and the dragon lady -- The pirates of the silver screen
Control code
000066095327
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
250 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781641602228
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, colored
System control number
(OCoLC)1089268355

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