Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

Author: Edward Kritzler

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781781313763

Category: History

Page: 336

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At the end of the fifteenth century, the Spanish Inquisition forced many Jews to flee the country. The most adventurous among them took to the high seas as freewheeling outlaws. In ships bearing names such as Prophet Samuel, Queen Esther, and Shield of Abraham, they attacked and plundered the Spanish fleet while forming alliances with other European powers to ensure the safety of Jews living in hiding. Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean is the entertaining saga of a hidden chapter in Jewish history, and of the cruelty, terror and greed that flourished during the Age of Discovery. Among the many daring figures to feature in the book are: ‘the Great Jewish Pirate’ Sinan, Barbarossa’s second-in-command; Rabbi Samuel Palache and his brother, Joseph, who went from commanding pirate ships to founding the first openly Jewish community in the New World; and Abraham Cohen Henriques, and arms dealer who used his cunning and economic muscle to find safe havens for other Jews. Filled with high-seas adventures including encounters with Captain Morgan and other legendary pirates – and detailed portraits of cities stacked high with plunder, such as Port Royal, Jamaica, Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean captures a gritty and glorious era of history from an unusual and eye opening perspective.

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Edward Kritzler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-04 - Publisher: Aurum Press

At the end of the fifteenth century, the Spanish Inquisition forced many Jews to flee the country. The most adventurous among them took to the high seas as freewheeling outlaws. In ships bearing names such as Prophet Samuel, Queen Esther, and Shield of Abraham, they attacked and plundered the Spanish
Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Edward Kritzler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Doubleday Books

Describes how, beginning at the end of the fifteenth century, Jews fled Spain to escape the ravages of the Spanish Inquisition and took to the high seas as freewheeling pirates in which guise they attacked and plundered the Spanish treasure fleet while forming alliances with other European countries to protect
The True Pirates of the Caribbean
Language: en
Pages: 1000
Authors: Nelson E. Subervi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-27 - Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

The true story of the Caribbean Piracy has been obscured through time by whimsical stories, which create confusing and distorted images of these characters, by not defining the line that divides reality from fiction. In this book we will see the stark truth about them. We do not intend to
The Jews of Eighteenth-Century Jamaica
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Stanley Mirvis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

An in-depth look at the Portuguese Jews of Jamaica and their connections to broader European and Atlantic trade networks Based on last wills and testaments composed by Jamaican Jews between 1673 and 1815, this book explores the social and familial experiences of one of the most critical yet understudied nodes
The Sephardic Atlantic
Language: en
Pages: 395
Authors: Sina Rauschenbach, Jonathan Schorsch
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-09 - Publisher: Springer

This volume contributes to the growing field of Early Modern Jewish Atlantic History, while stimulating new discussions at the interface between Jewish Studies and Postcolonial Studies. It is a collection of substantive, sophisticated and variegated essays, combining case studies with theoretical reflections, organized into three sections: race and blood, metropoles