Pirates: A History by Tim Travers

By Tim Travers

Greater than only a heritage of the true 'pirates of the Caribbean', Pirates: A heritage explores piracy from precedent days to the current day, from the bloodthirsty Viking raiders who terrorised northern Europe to the mythical lady chinese language pirate of the Nineteen Twenties, Lai Choi San. during this background we see how skinny the road was once among a royalty chartered privateer and a pirate, such a lot significantly epitomised through Francis Drake. Then there have been the Renegades: Europeans captured via the Barbary corsairs who switched over to Islam and have become pirate captains of their personal correct. a few have been easily cut-throat drunkards, yet many pirate ships have been run on unusually innovative, democratic rules. The 'golden age' of piracy is tested afresh and the vibrant characters of the period dropped at lifestyles. bills of Blackbeard, Black Barty and William Kidd illustrate the reality at the back of the legends of the Jolly Roger.

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78 These observations are equally relevant to historical scholarship. ” The history of these populations calls into question the tendency to place the nation-state at the center of the twentieth century. ”79 However, it is not enough simply to replace one ‹gure over another, privileging the refugee over the citizen. 81 In particular, it offers new ways of thinking about the relationship between displaced groups, on the one hand, and their home and host societies, on the other. One of the main advantages of the concept of transnationalism is that it draws attention to the ways in which refugees continue to orient themselves to their home country and society.

The German populations in these countries had been recruited in large numbers by the Nazis to serve in local administrations and, more generally, had pro‹ted from the racial reordering of eastern Europe. To their non-German neighbors and the Soviet forces, they were closely associated with the hated occupier. While some local Germans were evacuated by the retreating German army, others ›ed on their own. Their greatest fear was falling into the hands of the Soviets, who in fact often treated them quite brutally.

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