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Book Review – ‘The Ocean is a Wilderness: Atlantic piracy and the limits of state authority, 1688–1856’ by Jason Daniel

By Jason Daniel

In The Ocean is a Wilderness, Guy Chet asks why many historians of Atlantic pirates accept that the rampant piracy following the War of Spanish Succession (1701–14) precipitously declined in the 1720s under assault from the Royal Navy. Chet challenges this traditional interpretation of a world increasingly hostile to seaborne thieves with two essential arguments concerning […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Strategy & Diplomacy