Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean, Second Edition / Edition 2

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean, Second Edition / Edition 2

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by B. R. Burg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814712363

ISBN-13: 9780814712368

Pub. Date: 03/01/1995

Publisher: New York University Press

Pirates are among the most heavily romanticized and fabled characters in history. From Bluebeard to Captain Hook, they have been the subject of countless movies, books, children's tales, even a world-famous amusement park ride.

In Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition, historian B. R. Burg investigates the social and sexual world of these sea rovers, a tightly

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Pirates are among the most heavily romanticized and fabled characters in history. From Bluebeard to Captain Hook, they have been the subject of countless movies, books, children's tales, even a world-famous amusement park ride.

In Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition, historian B. R. Burg investigates the social and sexual world of these sea rovers, a tightly bound brotherhood of men engaged in almost constant warfare. What, he asks, did these men, often on the high seas for years at a time, do for sexual fulfillment? Buccaneer sexuality differed widely from that of other all- male institutions such as prisons, for it existed not within a regimented structure of rule, regulations, and oppressive supervision, but instead operated in a society in which widespread toleration of homosexuality was the norm and conditions encouraged its practice.

In his new introduction, Burg discusses the initial response to the book when it was published in 1983 and how our perspectives on all-male societies have since changed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814712368
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,242,414
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction to the New Edition
Introduction
1Sodomy and Public Perception Seventeenth-Century England1
2To Train Up a Buccaneer43
3The Caribbee Isles69
4Buccaneer Sexuality107
5The Buccaneer Community139
Notes175
Bibliographical Essay193
Index211

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Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean, Second Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Spellbinding, authoritative - a must-read!
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