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The real history of pirates. Cover Image DVD DVD

The real history of pirates.

Powell, Manushag N., (lecturer.). Teaching Company, (publisher.).


Other than scale, what is the difference between a pirate and the vast armies of an emperor? Were the men who famously traversed the Atlantic actually heroic explorers, or were they pirates? In The Real History of Pirates, you'll look at world history from a new point of view, realizing much of what you've learned before should be viewed through a more accurate, post-imperialistic filter.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781644650905
  • ISBN: 1644650908
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (665 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
  • Publisher: Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label.
Course no. 30060.
24 lessons.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Guidebook includes bibliographical references (pages 184-199).
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc: What is a pirate? -- Pirate facts and fiction -- Real pirates of the Caribbean -- Pirate attacks and tactics -- Buried treasure and pirate economics -- Pirates as freedom fighters -- disc 2: Pirates and enslavement -- Sea dogs of Elizabeth I -- Corsairs of the Maghreb -- Buccaneers of America -- Red Sea men of the pirate round -- Piracy in the China Seas -- disc 3: Pirates as explorers -- Pirates and empires -- Life on a pirate ship -- Pirate music and performances -- Pirate kings -- She-Pirates -- disc 4: Women as pirate commanders -- Pirates in literature and the theater -- Prosecuting pirates -- Can piracy be stamped out? -- Pirates in modern times -- Pirates in popculture and beyond.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director, The Great Courses.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Manushag N. Powell, Purdue University.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
In English; closed-captioned.
Subject: Piracy > History.
Pirates > History.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold 364.16 REAL (Text) 30000025092580 Videos Available -

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