to the onslaught of piracy and freebooting
. In the late seventeenth
The dispersed nature of power during the medieval period rendered attempts to distinguish, through the issuance of letters of reprisal and marque, between authorized naval commerce warfare and freebooting
piracy more theoretical than real.
The mortal agents now serving these gods - the superhero New Olympians - are seen as the 'new elite of freebooting
super-rich free-market operatives and their colleagues in national and international institutions' (p4).
These venerable workhorse freighters, often patched up and barely able to take to the air, and the daredevil crews of freebooting
Ukrainians, Bulgarians, Russians and other veterans of the Cold War who flew them, gave Bout a massive edge in selling and transporting arms to the warlords who plundered Africa in their murderous multitude of wars over the continent's riches--diamonds, copper, gold, timber and other resources in which Bout was sometimes paid.
But the contrast is really with the remains of traditional manners and mores rather than with the culture of freebooting
Pretty soon, they were clashing with other freebooting
clan militias looking for some easy money.
Also, what party is going to accept these freebooting
Commercial fishing is a deeply troubled industry, caught between a freebooting
past in which high seas fishing was a free-for-all among fishermen who behaved as if the fish in the sea were inexhaustible--and a future in which fish populations are known to be finite, with many threatened or even facing extinction.
The Federal Government played a key interventionist role in the midst of all this freebooting
capitalism, following certain Whig traditions, to make Minnesota, as well as much of the West, ripe for development.
voyages to the Caribbean by vessels from Philadelphia and other ports captured nearly 2,500 Spanish and French merchant ships and reaped enormous profits for both the buccaneers and the colonial seaboard merchants who exported manufactured goods to the Caribbean in exchange for sugar and molasses to supply colonial distilleries.
Most fatefully of all, in 1171, seizing the initiative from a group of freebooting
Anglo-Norman adventurers summoned to the aid of Ireland's warring kings, he launched an expedition of his own across the Irish Sea: virtually the only time that a successful conquest of Ireland was initiated from the British mainland.
But regulars who broke the rules of war are not the primary concern here; rather, Ward focuses on marauding bands composed of little more than outlaws, members of freebooting
gangs motivated by a combination of "revenge and greed" who roamed between the lines in a lawless no-man's land (x).