Jewish Pirates Of The Caribbean

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
Publisher Aurum Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781781313763
Rating 3.5/5 from 7 reviews
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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
  • Author : Edward Kritzler
  • Publisher : Aurum Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-04

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

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Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Author : Edward Kritzler
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2008-11-18

In this lively debut work of history, Edward Kritzler tells the tale of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition. At the end of the fifteenth century, many Jews had to flee Spain and Portugal. The most adventurous among

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Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Author : Edward Kritzler
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release Date : 2008

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

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Yiddish for Pirates
  • Author : Gary Barwin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016

"Set in the years around 1492, Yiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion. From a present-day Florida nursing home, this wisecracking yet poetic bird guides

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Once Jews
  • Author : Josette C. Goldish
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009

The phrase ""I am Catholic, but I am Jewish"" may seem contradictory to some, but in the Caribbean islands and the countries of the Caribbean periphery, there are hundreds if not thousands of individuals who identify themselves in this manner and can trace their ancestry back to the early Sephardim

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The Jews in the Caribbean
  • Author : Jane S. Gerber
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-02-19

"This volume emerged from an international conference, "The Jewish Diaspora of the Caribbean," convened in Kingston, Jamaica, from 12 to 14 January 2010"--Introduction.

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Pirate Latitudes
  • Author : Michael Crichton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-11-22

Contains an exclusive preview of Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. In Port Royal, a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops and bawdy houses, life can end swiftly. But for Captain Edward Hunter, this is a life destined for riches; Spanish gold is there for the taking. And law

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Pirates of the Caribbean  Legends of the Brethren Court  Rising In The East
  • Author : Rob Kidd
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08

In the second book in the Legends of the Brethren Court series, Jack must work with Mistress Ching and Sao Feng to stop the Shadow Lord. But pirates are notoriously bad at working as a team . . . .

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500 Years in the Jewish Caribbean
  • Author : Harry A. Ezratty
  • Publisher : Park Avenue Press
  • Release Date : 2002

Updated, annotated and enlarged. Casebound.

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When Scotland Was Jewish
  • Author : Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman,Donald N. Yates
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-05-07

The popular image of Scotland is dominated by widely recognized elements of Celtic culture. But a significant non–Celtic influence on Scotland’s history has been largely ignored for centuries? This book argues that much of Scotland’s history and culture from 1100 forward is Jewish. The authors provide evidence that

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The Jews of Eighteenth Century Jamaica
  • Author : Stanley Mirvis
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-01

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 of the

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On Stranger Tides
  • Author : Tim Powers
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26

“Powers writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of.” —Washington Post “Tim Powers is a brilliant writer.” —William Gibson The remarkable Tim Powers—who ingeniously married the John Le Carrè spy novel to the otherworldly in his critically acclaimed Declare—brings us pirate adventure with a dazzling

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The Portuguese Jews of Jamaica
  • Author : Mordehay Arbell
  • Publisher : Canoe Press (IL)
  • Release Date : 2000

A comprehensive account of the Jewish population of Jamaica and its role in the economic and cultural life of the country. Beginning in the 16th century, the author chronicles the Jews' fight for civil rights and freedoms and the ways in which they played a key role in international commerce.

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Dreams of Re Creation in Jamaica
  • Author : Diana Cooper-Clark
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2017-07-13

Diana Cooper-Clark has written a book that uncovers a ‘hidden’ history in the Holocaust narrative. The stories of seventeen Holocaust survivors who escaped to Jamaica and who are among the last eyewitnesses to the Shoah are inspiring. As well, she reveals the involvement of Jamaican Jews with the refugees and

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Pirates of the Caribbean  Legends of the Brethren Court  Wild Waters
  • Author : Rob Kidd
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08

Volume five finds Jack and his crew traveling to Europe in their quest for the mysterious Shadow Gold, created by the Shadow Lord so that he might attain unfathomable power.

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