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Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition

English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean, Second Edition

«A great . . . very interesting book.»

Johnny Depp

Explores the sexual world of the one of the most fabled and romanticized character in history--the pirate

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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Explores the sexual world of the one of the most fabled and romanticized character in history--the pirate

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.

Detaljer

Forlag
New York University Press
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
264
ISBN
9780814712368
Utgivelsesår
1995
Format
23 x 15 cm

Om forfatteren

B. R. Burg is Professor of History at Arizona State University and the author of Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition.

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«A great . . . very interesting book.»

Johnny Depp

«Burg puts historians to shame by raising extremely interesting questions that no one before had asked.»

Christopher Hill, New York Review of Books

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