Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean
"A great . . . very interesting book."
"Burg puts historians to shame by raising extremely interesting questions that no one before had asked."
Christopher Hill in New York Review of Books
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, childre...more
However, this book is rather dry but Burg researched the topic well. At some points, it felt a bit like he was throwing spaghetti at the wall with his usage of sources and docu ...more
This book is dated and it shows in how it handles the whole idea of homosexuality, most noticeable in that it constantly refers to "homosexuals". It attempts to make some distinction between individuals with homosexual preferences and individuals engaging in homosexual sex acts out of necessity, but it's not really succeeding in creating a nuanced definition of what the book is actually about. What bothers me more is that in both the piratica ...more
'they missed up the charecter with the fucking "gay" thing'
'yep, they messed the whole show, I'm not even finish the series'
'Why do they feel the need to fill shows with histor ...more