Digital Sources and Newer Approaches in the Study of Historical Piracy

  • Joseph Thomas Gibbs American University of Sharjah PO Box 26666 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Abstract

This paper observes how recent English-language scholarship on historical piracy (as with other maritime topics) has been stimulated by factors such as the digitization of sources, which has increased the quantity of information available; and the continued march of newer, often interdisciplinary approaches. Together they continue to encourage new contributions to the subject. Keywords: Piracy, digital media, sources, interdisciplinary studies, Captain Charles Johnson.

Author Biography

Joseph Thomas Gibbs, American University of Sharjah PO Box 26666 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The author is Professor of Mass Communication in the Department of Mass Communication
Published
2013-09-24
Section
History