sulla pirateria – dopo i privateers, anche i corsari e quelli della filibusta

The Buccaneers were pirates and privateers (nel blog precedente) who controlled  the West Indies, and attacked Spanish ships in the Caribbean. The term buccaneer is an  anglicized word. It derives from the west Indian word buccan, a wooden structure (= struttura di legno) to roast meat (= per arrostire la carne)  Boucanier literally means “someone who makes smoke”. Buccaneers or the Brothers of the Coast, were mainly French sailors that left hard discipline of ships and settled (went to live = si stabilirono) in the numerous small islands of the Caribbean. They hunted (= cacciavano) pigs  and barbecued or “smoked” them. When their numbers were small, Spain ignored them. But soon after Spain wanted to take possession of the Caribbean islands  and started to kill them. For England it was easy for England to convince them to become her Privateers and to fight against their common enemy.
One of the most famous English buccaneer leaders was Admiral Sir Henry Morgan. He worked at the service of the governor of Jamaica and later became lieutenant governor of the island.

The Corsairs were Muslim or Christian pirates. They operate in the Mediterranean from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries.
The Barbary Corsairs were Muslim from the North African states of Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli and Morocco.  Their government authorised them to  attack the ships of Christian countries.
The Maltese Corsairs were Christian authorized by  the Christian Knights of St John to attack the ‘barbarian’ Turks.
Corsaire was also the term used by the French for what in English was a privateer. They were active in the Mediterranean from around the 11th century to the 1800s.