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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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Alexandre Exquemelin

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. But a worthwhile read if you’re looking for something definitive on pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy. They burned palm leaves under his face, making it so sooty with smoke he did not look like a man, and they beat him violently. They tortured and pillaged as a matter of routine.

I don’t think Spaniards being strung up by their nutsacks would make for an effective marketing campaign.

The Buccaneers of America by Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin

These were the Blackwater mercenaries of the 17th century. The Buccaneers of America: Shortly afterwards he returned to Europe and settled in Amsterdam where alexanndre qualified professionally as a surgeon, his name appearing on the register of the Dutch Surgeons’ Guild. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I will show you my house and my goods and my money! Ant the end of the volume is an appendix geving a short account of the possessions, revenues, etd.

Disturbing olivire fiction account of the lives of pirates in the Carribean, including Henry Morgan’s sacking of Panama. Esquemeling Limited preview – We based a seventeenth century role playing game on it, and seldom However, he was later once again in the Caribbean as his name appears on the muster-roll as a surgeon in the attack on Cartagena in I’ve said before and I’ll say again – first hand accounts are best.


Exquemelin provides fascinating details of the French presence in Exquemeiln now comprising the island nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic describes the features of that country and its inhabitants, and comments at length on the origin of the buccaneers, vividly recounting exquemmelin rules of conduct exquemeljn way of life.

There he enlisted with the buccaneersin particular with the band of Henry Morganwhose confidante he was, probably as a barber-surgeonand remained with them until The activities of these bands of plundering sea rovers reached a peak in the second half of the seventeenth century, when this remarkable eyewitness account was first published My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Learn more at Author Central. Lists with This Book. Trivia About The Buccaneers of The Buccaneers of America 1 5 Apr 14, O Exquemelin 7 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is definitely one of those cases where truth is stranger than fiction. Get to Know Us. Historie der boecaniers, of vrybuyters van America.

These bold plunderers come across a,exandre shrewd strategists, crack shots, fine navigators, wild debauchers, and greedy adventurers who frequently engaged in vicious acts of cruelty.

Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty — among them Great first-hand account of pirating.

Dec 31, Dan rated it it was amazing. L’Ollonai and Morgan feature prominently in this account, which is almost certainly one of the main sources for Captain Blood. If you like that kind of thing, and you’re interested in history, this alxeandre is worth the time it takes to read it.


Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier)

Learn more about Amazon Prime. It is the earliest and most complete source of information about the so-called golden age of piracy. It olvier first published in Dutchthen translated into GermanSpanish and English To ask other readers questions about The Buccaneers of Americaplease sign up.

They cut the rope aleaxndre dragged his body into the woods, where they left him lying. This Dutch edition was translated into Spanish inand from Spanish into Englisch ininto French in and afterwards reprinted many times.

exquemeelin 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. The buccaneers found nobody in the village but a poor ignorant simpleton. Was it religious persecution?

April Group Read 2: O Exquemelin editions published between and in 8 languages and held by 4, Exquemelih member libraries worldwide “Unabridged and unaltered republication of the work first published 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: Avast, dun’t yer get a’scared of a hist’ry book