Customer Review

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Anchors away!, 9 Jan 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean, Second Edition (Kindle Edition)
I bought this book after hearing it mentioned on the TV programme QI. The book is well written and covers very interesting subject matter, with some good scene setting to show events in a historical context. The author makes the following points that sodomy was pretty much the norm in the pirate world because
1. Lack of women
2. Men with homosexual tendencies choosing this life.
3. Less condemnation of sodomy among the general population than there is in the modern world.

These points are well made, but after the umpteenth time he had stated these points, I began to wish he would stop banging on about them!
However, it's an interesting read, and packed with insights into how pirating came about, and the political, cultural and financial ramifications of piracy in the 17th century and beyond.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer

BJShalts
(REAL NAME)   

Location: Amsterdam

Top Reviewer Ranking: 121,382