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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Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier)

Jahrhundert German Edition Jan 11, Exquemelin or Esquemeling’s career as buccaneer ran from to and took place in the Caribbean, on the Spanish Main, and in the South Seas. O Exquemelin 12 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. In he was engaged by the French West India Company and went to Tortugawhere xequemelin worked as an indentured servant for three years.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I read this book published in because Equemelin read Pirate Hunters which is great.

They asked him where the folks had fled. O Exquemelin Book 41 editions published between and in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.


Sep 11, Tim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shortly afterwards he returned to Europe and settled in Eexquemelin where he qualified professionally as a surgeon, his name appearing on the register of the Dutch Surgeons’ Guild. O Exquemelin 4 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. April Exque,elin Read 2: O Exquemelin 25 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

It is a personal account of “pirating” with the Pirates. Mar 04, Artie rated it really liked it. This book is a wonderful way to meet one of my favorite figures in history, Henry Morgan.

Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

Jan 19, Cammy Lowe rated it really liked it. Being an account of the famous adventures and daring deeds of certain notorious freebooters of the Spanish Main by A. It digresses almost immediately into anecdotes about plants and wildlife, but I love those narrow glimpses of life in the Caribbean.

The Social Construction of What made him give up six years of study to become an indentured slave? 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.

It’s a little repetitive, and though it’s about pages, it’s dense and a bit olivvier a slow read. It’s very harsh towards the Spanish since he hated them, kind to the French since he was one, and also kind to the English since that’s who he spent his time with. 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 don’t think Spaniards being strung up by their nutsacks would make for an effective marketing campaign. Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Buccaneers of America.

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We based a seventeenth century role playing game on it, and seldom Apr 11, Ryan rated it really liked it. Exquemelin describes daily life on a pirate ship and gives vivid if not always entirely believable accounts of the peoples, flora, and fauna of the Caribbean islands that they visited. 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 its deviations from the Dutch original.

The History of the Bucaniers of America has been called the ur-text of pirate narratives. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: The buccaneers of America: