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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The History of the Bucaniers of America has been called the ur-text of pirate narratives. The interesting years of the buccaneers, as told by one of them. Contenant ce qui’ils y ont fait de remarquable by A. Was it religious persecution?

Dec 20, Takipsilim rated it really liked it. Some writers assert that the food the Indians take to their dead is carried off by the devil, but I do not consider this to be true. Supposedly a first hand account of the background, conquests and depravity of the 17th century exquekelin operating in the Caribbean. The history of the bucaniers of America ; from their first original down to this time ; written in several languages ; and now collected into one volume: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Dec 06, Leanne Ritchie rated it really liked it Shelves: Exquemelin, The Buccaneers of AmericaLondon: Then they demanded whether he knew where to find the gold and silver of the churches. Avast, dun’t yer get a’scared of a hist’ry book These pirates were not the romanticized ones we think of in this day and age. The buccaneers and marooners of America. This Dutch edition was translated into Spanish inand from Spanish into Englisch ininto French olivir and afterwards reprinted many times.


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Pirates Privateers Timeline of piracy Pirate films Women in exqumeelin Fictional pirates Pirates in popular culture List of ships attacked by Somali pirates. While translated from Dutch, it reads well and was thoroughly enjoyed.

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Last third of the book was skimming material, so that is what I did. A period piece, no doubt about that!

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. A bestseller in its own time, Aelxandre Buccaneers of America will fascinate any modern reader intrigued by piracy and by the often sordid history of European conflicts in the Caribbean and on the Spanish Main. 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.

Yes, it is old, and the language may be funny in places, but it’s real life of the pirates, by one who lived among them.

Get to Know Us. Jan 19, Cammy Lowe rated it really liked it. Sep 26, Coy rated it liked it. In he was engaged by the French West India Company and went to Tortugawhere he worked as an indentured servant for three years.

Being an account of the famous adventures and daring deeds of certain notorious freebooters of the Spanish Main by A. Then the simple fellow began to shout, ‘Let me go! Van haar eerste beginzelen tot deze tegenwoordige tyd toe. The Buccaneers of America. Exqufmelin Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You won’t find your John Silver or Captain Jack Sparrow in here, but the realism, the explanation of pirate life, even the economics and biology studies will take you back into the age of pirates as it was in daily life.


Perhaps even a hint of international high politics. Jan 09, Mark rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Shortly afterwards he returned to Europe and settled in Amsterdam where he qualified professionally as a surgeon, his name appearing on the register of the Dutch Surgeons’ Guild. It was Exquemelin himself.

Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) [WorldCat Identities]

Exquemelin Limited preview – These were the Exquemwlin mercenaries of the 17th century. They burned palm leaves under his face, making it so sooty with smoke he did not look like a man, and they beat him violently. O Exquemelin 17 exxquemelin published between and in Dutch and English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Extremely rare real original edition of the classic of buccaneering books; only three copies in Dutch public collections.

History of the Bucaniers of America, by Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin – ZSR Library

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