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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L’auteur, chirurgien, s’engage en mai pour la Compagnie des Indes occidentales sur le navire Saint-Jean.

O Exquemelin 25 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Born aboutit is likely that Exquemelin was a native of Harfleur, France, who on his return from buccane Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin also spelled Esquemeling, Exquemeling, or Oexmelin was a French writer best known as the author of one of the most important sourcebooks of 17th century piracy, first published in Dutch as De Americaensche Zee-Rooversin Amsterdam, by Jan ten Hoorn, in The books adds fact to the popular fables.

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Great first-hand account of pirating. A rare gem – and even after it’s done, the publishing history, the author’s biography, and the influence of the book on the whole genre of pirate novels is another adventure. Wherein are contained more especially the unparalleled exploits of Sir Henry Morgan The activities of these bands of plundering sea rovers reached a peak in the second half of the seventeenth century, when this remarkable eyewitness account was first published They flung him on a horse, but in the forest he told them that he had no sugar-mill, nor anything in the world, and that he lived on the charity of the hospital.


Most widely held works about A. Then they demanded whether he knew where to find the gold and silver of the churches. This book is a wonderful way to meet one of my favorite figures in history, Henry Morgan.

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While translated from Dutch, it reads well and was thoroughly enjoyed. Disturbing non fiction account of the lives of pirates in the Carribean, including Henry Morgan’s sacking of Panama. Be the first to ask a question about The Buccaneers of America. It was Exquemelin himself.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It’s good a historical document rife with detail and description. It digresses almost immediately into anecdotes about plants and wildlife, but I love those narrow glimpses of life in the Caribbean. The Spanish translation adds new material quite freely and without acknowledgment, and mistranslates the Dutch frequently, while the English translation appears to be as much a translation of the Spanish edition, including most of oliviwr deviations from the Dutch original.

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.

Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Goodreads helps you keep track alexabdre books you want to read. This work is the prototype of an entire literature of books on pirates and buccaneers in all languages up to the present day. Apr 11, Ryan rated it really liked it. Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Buccaneers of America. The Buccaneers of America.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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.


A first-hand, and first-rate, account of the Boucaniers of Hispaniola and their transformation into Buccaneers as they raided and plundered the Spanish Main in the unofficial service of the English and French crowns.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The pirates of Panama; or buccaneers of America; a true account of the famous adventures of daring deeds of Sir Henry Morgan and other notorious freebooters of the Spanish Malu by A. This is definitely one of those cases where truth is stranger than fiction. If you like that kind of thing, and you’re interested in history, this book is worth the time it takes to read it.

Yes, he replied, and brought them to the church sacristy, saying he had seen all the gold and silver there, but he did not know where it was now. Met figuren by A. Apr 19, Ken Angle rated it really liked it Shelves: Interesting and informative, but it didn’t really hold my interest.

I was also interested in learning how delicious was eating a certain species of turtle which I will not spoil here I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I gave it three instead of two stars because I did learn a few things.

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

O Exquemelin Book 25 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Account Options Sign in. This is a journal and reads like one.