Digital Sources and Newer Approaches in the Study of Historical Piracy

Joseph Thomas Gibbs


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.

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