Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-10 of 123 items

  • Keywords: pirates x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Themes of Deviance and Unconventionality

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

in Theocratic Democracy: The Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199734863
eISBN:
9780199895090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734863.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes some themes, cases and affairs that served as axes around which media reports revolved for 1948-1998, and beyond. Such themes focus on such topics as archaeological ... More


The Grain Trade

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the Mediterranean wheat market. The Romans made many products, from wines to pottery and glass, but wheat was the most widely traded commodity during those times. Shipped from ... More


The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Andrew Lipman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300207668
eISBN:
9780300216691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207668.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book presents the previously untold story of how the ocean became a “frontier” between colonists and Indians. When the English and Dutch empires both tried to claim the same patch of coast ... More


Spoils

Ida Östenberg

in Staging the World: Spoils, Captives, and Representations in the Roman Triumphal Procession

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199215973
eISBN:
9780191706851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215973.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Among the large variety of spoils analysed in this chapter, the discussion focuses on catapults from Syracuse, pirate ships, Greek statues, and Jewish temple treasures — the triumphal processions ... More


The Meaning of the Bull-Slaying

David Ulansey

in The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067880
eISBN:
9780199853328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067880.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

As was discussed in the previous chapter, the precession of the equinoxes discovered by Hipparchus was the basis of the Stoics' claim that there was a divinity of great power accountable for such ... More


Yo-Ho-Ho and a Cup of Bumbo

Neil Rennie

in Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679331
eISBN:
9780191767272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679331.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This starts with the historical story of Captain Kidd, another figure who rapidly became legendary (and was confused with Every). I also treat the pirate island of Saint Mary, near Madagascar, where ... More


Some Rambling Lives

Neil Rennie

in Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679331
eISBN:
9780191767272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679331.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The chapter traces the rambling lives of the real pirates of the previous chapter, Kidd, Blackbeard, and others, as they are rewritten and imagined in what is usually treated as the most authentic ... More


Secrecy, Silence, and Anxiety: Gothic Narratology and the Waverley Novels

Fiona Robertson

in Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112242
eISBN:
9780191670725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Scott's techniques of secrecy and suggestion in The Pirate, Rob Roy, and Peveril of the Peak, arguing that Scott draws on his readers' familiarity with a literature of terror ... More


Prisoner of the Pirates (75–74 bc)

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Caesar's ship was seized by the ferocious pirates of Cilicia off the island of Pharmacussa — one of the Sporades to the south of Miletos. The most colourful account of this episode is by Plutarch. It ... More


Travellers, Pirates, and Pilgrims

JOHN J. RICHETTI

in Popular Fiction before Richardson: Narrative Patterns 1700–1739

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112631
eISBN:
9780191670824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112631.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses three literary concepts that were an important part of the English novels: pilgrims, pirates, and travellers. One example of a popular novel during the seventeenth and ... More


View: