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    DescriptionPirates 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 fulfilment? 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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    Title
    Revised edition of "Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition"
    Subtitle
    English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) B.R. Burg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 215
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780814712368
    ISBN 10: 0814712363
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, HBTM
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KJ
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP050
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GAY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24830
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    BISAC V2.8: HEA042000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 51
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC018000
    B&T Approval Code: A31544300
    B&T General Subject: 390
    BIC subject category V2: 1KJ
    DC22: 305.38966409
    DC20: 972.903
    LC classification: HQ76.2.C27
    DC22: 305.38/9664/09729
    LC classification: HQ76.2.C27 B87 1995
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHK, NHTM
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Publisher
    New York University Press
    Imprint name
    New York University Press
    Publication date
    31 January 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Burg puts historians to shame by raising extremely interesting questions that no one before had asked." Christopher Hill in New York Review of Books "A great ... very interesting book." Johnny Depp