Persistent Piracy

Maritime Violence and State-Formation in Global Historical Perspective

  • Stefan Eklöf Amirell
  • Leos Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stefan Eklöf Amirell, Leos Müller
    Pages 1-23
  3. Philip de Souza
    Pages 24-50
  4. Neil Price
    Pages 51-68
  5. Wolfgang Kaiser, Guillaume Calafat
    Pages 69-92
  6. Robert J. Antony
    Pages 113-130
  7. David J. Starkey, Matthew McCarthy
    Pages 131-151
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-215

About this book


Spanning from the Caribbean to East Asia and covering almost 3,000 years of history, from Classical Antiquity to the eve of the twenty-first century, Persistent Piracy is an important contribution to the history of the state formation as well as the history of violence at sea.


Piracy State formation State building Maritime violence Privateering Maritime history Global history China empire history Vietnam violence world history

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Eklöf Amirell
    • 1
  • Leos Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Lund UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Stockholm UniversitySweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46940-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35286-6
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