The pirates’ code

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The pirates’ code


Pirates have long captured our imaginations with images of cutlass-wielding swashbucklers, eye patches, and buried treasure. But what was life really like on a pirate ship? Piracy was a risky, sometimes deadly occupation, and strict orders were essential for everyone’s survival. These “Laws” were sets of rules that determined everything from how much each pirate earned from their plunder to compensation for injuries, punishments, and even the entertainment allowed on ships. These rules became known as the “Pirates’ Code,” which all pirates had to publicly swear by. Using primary sources like eyewitness accounts, trial proceedings, and maritime logs, this book explains how each one of the pirate codes was the key to pirates’ success in battle, on sea, and on land.

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SKU: 40144 Category: Tags: ,
Subtitle: Laws and life aboard ship
Author: Simon, Rebecca
Year: 2023
ISBN: 9781789147117
Pages: 336
Language: English
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publisher's city: London
Publication date: 2023-05-25
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