Paris: Institute de Recherche et D'Histoire des Textes, 1975. Original document. Softcover. Quarto. 510, 511-966pp. Original quarter dark blue tape over illustrated light blue wraps, protected by modern mylar.
"Course et Piraterie" presented to the International Commission of Maritime History on the occasion of its 15th International Colloquium of Historical Sciences. The choice of the theme "Course et Piraterie" was made after the meeting of the XIII. International Congress of Historical Science held in Moscow. The French formulation translates relatively well into English "Piracy and Privateering." It is uncertain that it is the same in other languages. We have reduced the title to these two terms, in order to let the authors express themselves freely on the forms of private bellicose activity, the aspects of which have varied greatly through times and seas. To make a work plan was difficult. In the absence of generally valid definitions, it was necessary either to follow a chronological plan, or to conform to the geographically different conditions of the political, economic, technical, military, social and psychological factors of the regions. Since al peoples have not evolved at the same rate, it was necessary to find a compromise between a geographical order, easy to delimit, and a more complex historical evolution. This explains the plan adopted to classify the works. The order may be subject to discussion." (Michel Mollat)
Lectures given during the International Colloquium on piracy in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Indian Ocean are by Hélène Ahrweiler Barissa Krekic, Michel Fontenay and Alberto Tenenti, Christiane Villain-Gandossi, Ute Scheurlen, , K. R. Andrews, J. Delumeau, Clive M. Senior, D. B. Quinn, Ulane Bonnel, William James Morgan, Kirsten Utaaker, Geneviève Bouchon and others. The two volumes are illustrated with b/w maps, diagrams and tables throughout. Near fine condition. Item #48192