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Title In the name of the battle against piracy : ideas and practices in state monopoly of maritime violence in Europe and Asia in the period of transition / edited by Ota Atsushi.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  364.164 INTH    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series European expansion and indigenous response, 1873-8974 ; 29.
European expansion and indigenous response ; v. 29.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-260) and index.
Contents Privateers in the early-modern Mediterranean : violence, diplomacy and commerce in the Maghrib, c. 1600-1830 / Kudo Akihito and Ota Atsushi -- Plunder and free trade : British privateering and its abolition in 1856 in local perspective / Satsuma Shinsuke -- The making of the 'Joasmee' pirates : a relativist reconsideration of the Qawasimi piracy in the Persian Gulf / Hideaki Suzuki -- Petitions and predation : the politics of representation in northwest India at the turn of the nineteenth century / Lakshmi Subramanian -- Trade, piracy, and sovereignty : changing perceptions of piracy and Dutch colonial state-building in Malay waters, ca. 1780-1830 / Ota Atsushi -- In the name of sovereignty : Spain's tackling of 'Moro' piracy in the Sulu Zone, 1768-1898 / James Francis Warren -- Piracy prohibition edicts and the establishment of maritime control system in Japan, c. 1585-1640 / Fujita Tatsuo -- The suppression of pirates in the China Seas by the naval forces of China, Macao, and Britain (1780-1860) / Toyooka Yasufumi and Murakami Ei.
Summary In the Name of the Battle against Piracy' discusses antipiracy campaigns in Europe and Asia in the 16th-19th centuries. Nine contributors argue how important antipiracy campaigns were for the establishment of a (colonial) state, because piracy was a threat not only to maritime commerce, but also to its sovereignty.00'Battle against piracy' offered a good reason for a state to claim its authority as the sole protector of people, and to establish peace, order, and sovereignty. In fact, as the contributors explain, the story was not that simple, because states sometimes attempted to make economic and political use of piracy, while private interests were strongly involved in antipiracy politics. State formation processes were not clearly separated from non-state elements.
Other author Atsushi, Ota, editor.
Subject Piracy -- Europe -- History.
Piracy -- Asia -- History.
Piracy -- Europe -- Prevention -- History.
Piracy -- Asia -- Prevention -- History.
Europe -- Colonies -- History.
Asia -- Colonies -- History.
ISBN 9789004361478