Chapter One

1. Toshiya Ueno, “Piracy Now and Then,” Ueno here refers to Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe (1719) and A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates (1724); the latter book was written by Captain Charles Johnson, an alleged pen name of Defoe.

2. For information about the historical reconstruction of sea piracy as a contemporary myth, see Martin Parker, “Pirates, Merchants and Anarchists: Representations of International Business,” Management and Organizational History 4 (2009): 167–185.

Chapter Two

1. Readers interested in piracy should consult the bibliography at the end of the book, which lists the main texts from which ...

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