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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It was Exquemelin himself. O Exquemelin 17 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Supposedly a first hand account of the background, conquests and depravity of the 17th century buccaneers 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: 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 olivir of the Spanish edition, including most of its deviations from the Dutch original.

He was only retelling what he saw – this glimpse into the exploits of Morgan and L’Ollonais is at times thrilling, educative, and even laugh-out-loud funny. O Exquemelin Book 14 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide “This shocking portrait of the Seventeenth century sea-rovers, since revealed to contain several errors and exaggerations, includes Exquemelin’s sensationalized accounts of international criminals who performed inhuman acts of cruelty.


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Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin

These bold plunderers come across as shrewd strategists, crack shots, fine navigators, wild debauchers, and greedy adventurers who frequently engaged in vicious acts of cruelty. Again they took him and bound him, hanging stones from his neck and his feet.

Lists with This Book. O Exquemelin editions published between and in 8 languages and held by 4, WorldCat member libraries worldwide “Unabridged and unaltered republication of the work first published Retrieved 22 August The Buccaneers of America Alexander O.

But as far as first-hand accounts of piracy in its golden age, this is one of the oldest and best. Published February 26th by Dover Publications first published Jahrhundert German Edition Jan 11, Bucaniers of America, or, A true account of the most remarkable assaults committed of late years upon the coasts of the West-Indies: Available for download now.

It has sections taken from letters by important figures of the time, quotes in both French and Spanish, and lots of detail into the lives of the native American Indians, often stuff that’s really interesting. It is the earliest and most complete source of information about the so-called golden age of piracy.


Boucher Snippet view – Exquemelin was apparently a Dutch or Flemish surgeon who purchased his freedom from indentured servitude in the West Indies and joined Henry Morgan and his crew of pirates.

Exquemelin offers a really revealing contemporary history of the buccaneers. They asked him where the folks had fled.

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Fills in some of the blanks of history. Jan 23, Joe Schilp rated it it was amazing. Born aboutit is likely that Exquemelin was a native of HonfleurFrance, who on his return from buccaneering settled in Hollandpossibly because he was a Huguenot. Not unlike reading a diary.

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The buccaneers and marooners of America. 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. It has sections taken from letters by important figures of the time, quotes in both French and Spanish, and l Exquemelin is ever-informative, and keeps a quite unbiased account of his time with the buccaneers, often separating them as “the buccaneers” but sometimes slipping into “us”.

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