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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Shortly afterwards he returned to Europe and settled in Amsterdam where he qualified alfxandre as a surgeon, his name appearing on the register of the Dutch Surgeons’ Guild. This Dutch edition was translated into Spanish inand from Spanish into Englisch ininto French in and afterwards reprinted many times.

Be the first to ask a question about The Buccaneers of Sxquemelin. Avast, dun’t yer get a’scared of a hist’ry book AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The History of the Bucaniers of America has been called the ur-text of pirate narratives. Altogether, a great read. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Ein Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Great first-hand account of pirating. This book is a wonderful way to meet one of my favorite figures in history, Henry Morgan.

History of the Bucaniers of America, by Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin

O Exquemelin 14 editions published in in English and held exuemelin WorldCat member libraries worldwide. The buccaneers of America: Exquemelin does not shrink from recounting the extreme cruelty of the buccaneers, often describing in grisly detail the tortures inflicted on the victims of pirate raids.


Retrieved from ” https: 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.

It moves very quickly and jumps from action to action without being bogged down with long passages at sea. Jun 28, Kagan McLeod rated it it was amazing Shelves: Exquemeiln des aventuriers flibustiers by A. Views Read Edit View history. It’s good a historical document rife with xequemelin and description. As an example, you’ll learn how a member of Captain Morgan’s crew was shot with an arrow, ooivier 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.

Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

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 exquwmelin the age of pirates as it was in daily life.

It’s totally engrossing, horrifying, and sometimes even funny. O Exquemelin 12 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.


Not unlike reading a diary. Then the simple fellow began to shout, ‘Let me go! First-hand experiences of a buccaneer part history, part lore, part travel writing who more than once shows bits of wit that left me in awe. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It is the earliest and most complete source of information about the so-called golden age of piracy. Some of the book details that but much of the book is detail of the routine such as headings, types of flora and fauna, weather, water depth and wind, which is not the most captivating reading. Wherein are contained more especially the unparalleled exploits of Sir Henry Morgan 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: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Exquemslin and informative, but it didn’t really hold my interest. Some very interesting insights into the life of pirates Jan 31, Nigel Holloway rated it really liked it. Contenant ce qui’ils y ont fait de remarquable by A.

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