- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: NYU Press; Revised edition edition (1 Mar. 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814712363
- ISBN-13: 978-0814712368
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 402,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean, Second Edition Paperback – 1 Mar 1995
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"Burg puts historians to shame by raising extremely interesting questions that no one before had asked." --Christopher Hill in New York Review of Books
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B. R. Burg is Professor of History at Arizona State University and the author of
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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.
In the extensive discussion on historical context, there seems a degree of selective use of example in articulating the attitudes of society toward homosexuality and homosexual behaviour. At times it feels a bit like the author is bending history to his message rather than concluding his message from an unbiased assessment of history. There are two examples worth noting. In the discussion of Mervin Touchet, Lord Audley, Earl of Castlehaven, his conviction and execution, the author does not extend the discussion to the others involved in the case or point out that they too were executed, perhaps as with Castlehaven not simply for sodomy but this point is left unclear since unaddressed. A second example is the discussion of a pamphlet entitled A Full and True Account of a Dreadful Fire that Lately Broke Out in the Popes Breeches. This the author identifies as anti-clerical rather than anti-homosexual, but nowhere in the discussion is the definition extended to clarify that it in fact relates to a rumoured affair between the well-known wife of the British consul to Venice and the Pope.Read more ›
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Nothing Queer about this book - full on masculine entertainmentPublished 21 months ago by Andrew Derbyshire
bit too much an academic treatise - not quite what i expected.Published on 9 Oct. 2014 by Mr. P. E. Kale
Fascinating. An obscure corner of gay history revealed.Published on 23 Sept. 2014 by J. V. Gardiner
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