Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition Author
ISBN-10 0814712363
Year 1995-03-01
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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The messianic idea that a redeemer sent by God will come to end the suffering of a persecuted people and inaugurate a new age of justice and peace has been one of the most powerful and influential concepts given by the Jewish people to western civilization. This book represents a sample of the most penetrating and provocative scholarly interpretations of Jewish messianic movement from various perspectives- historical, sociological, psychological, and religious.

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition Author B. R. Burg
ISBN-10 9780814786260
Year 1995-03-01
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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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.

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition Author B. R. Burg
ISBN-10 0814712355
Year 1995
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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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.

Boys at Sea

Boys at Sea Author B. Burg
ISBN-10 9780230590700
Year 2007-07-12
Pages 245
Language en
Publisher Springer
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Boys at Sea is a study of homoerotic life in the Royal Navy during the age of sail. The book traces every feature of sexual life at sea, including seduction, rape, prostitution, courts martial, and the punishments meted out to those convicted of violating the stern moral code set down in the Articles of War .

Gay Warriors

Gay Warriors Author B. R. Burg
ISBN-10 0814798853
Year 2001-12-01
Pages 299
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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In Ancient Greece and Rome, in Crusader campaigns and pirate adventures, same-sex romances were a common and condoned part of military culture. From the Peloponnesian War to the Gulf War, from Achelleus to Lawrence of Arabia gays and lesbians have played a crucial but often hidden role in military campaigns. But recent debates over the legality of gay service in the military and the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have obscured this rich aspect of military history. Richard Burg has recovered important documents and assembled an anthology on these often invisible gay and lesbian warriors. Burg shows us that the Amazons of legend weren't just fictional. We learn about the richness and variety of their culture in documents from Plato, Seneca and Suetonius. From courts-martial proceedings we discover women warriors in seventeenth century England who passed as men in order to serve, and army officers whose underground culture fostered long-term romantic friendships. There are also sections on the American Civil War, World War I and II, the contemporary U.S. military as well as sailors and pirates. This anthology will forever change the way we think about "gays in the military."

An American Seafarer in the Age of Sail

An American Seafarer in the Age of Sail Author Barry Richard Burg
ISBN-10 0300056370
Year 1994
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher Berghahn Books
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Philip Van Buskirk enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1846, when he was twelve years old. Beginning in 1851, he recorded his thoughts and experiences on board ship, providing a firsthand account of the countries he visited, the brawling nation in which he lived, and the everyday life and homoerotic exploits of the sailors and marines who sailed with him. In this intimate portrait, the author draws on Van Buskirk's unconventional and revelatory diaries and on social, religious, and medical writings of the time.

Speed Mathematics

Speed Mathematics Author Bill Handley
ISBN-10 9781118302620
Year 2012-01-30
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This new, revised edition of the bestselling Speed Mathematics features new chapters on memorising numbers and general information, calculating statistics and compound interest, square roots, logarithms and easy trig calculations. Written so anyone can understand, this book teaches simple strategies that will enable readers to make lightning-quick calculations. People who excel at mathematics use better strategies than the rest of us; they are not necessarily more intelligent. With Speed Mathematics you'll discover methods to make maths easy and fun. This book is perfect for students, parents, teachers and anyone who enjoys working with figures and even those who are terrified of numbers!

He Shall Go Out Free

He Shall Go Out Free Author Douglas R. Egerton
ISBN-10 0742542238
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher United Nations Publications
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In this biography of the great rebel leader Denmark Vesey, Douglas R. Egerton employs a variety of historical sources—church records, court documents, travel accounts, and newspapers from America and Saint Domingue—to recreate the lost world of the mysterious Vesey. The revised edition is updated throughout, and includes a new section addressing the recent debate over the conspiracy of 1822.

The Haraway Reader

The Haraway Reader Author Donna Jeanne Haraway
ISBN-10 0415966892
Year 2004
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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For readers in cultural studies, feminist theory, science studies and cyberculture, Donna Haraway is a keen observer of nature, science and the social world. This volume provides an introduction to her thought.

Wicked Loving Lies

Wicked Loving Lies Author Rosemary Rogers
ISBN-10 9781460364291
Year 2014-10-15
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Harlequin
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Born of scandal and denied his birthright, Dominic Challenger took to the sea, charting his own future. A true rogue, Dominic answers to no one, trusting only himself. Until Marisa. Born of wealth and privilege, Marisa is a prisoner to her father's expectations. When the sanctuary she has found behind the walls of a convent is threatened by the news that her father has arranged for her to marry, Marisa flees…right into the arms of a pirate. From the safety of a sheltered convent to a sultan's harem, from the opulence of Napoleon's court to the wilds of the new frontier, Marisa and Dominic brave all that they encounter in this thrilling age: intrigue, captivity and danger. And above all, an enduring passion that ignites into an infinite love.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island Author Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN-10 9781616413330
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher ABDO
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In Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of pirates, Jim Hawkins, Squire Trelawney, and Dr. Livesey have hired a crew to sail to Treasure Island in search of buried treasure. When their ship, the Hispaniola, is taken over by Long John Silver, it is a fight to stay alive and be the first to find the treasure. Follow the high seas adventures in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Stevenson's Treasure Island.

The Eudaemonic Pie

The Eudaemonic Pie Author Thomas A Bass
ISBN-10 9781504040655
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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The Eudaemonic Pie is the bizarre true story of how a band of physicists and computer wizards took on Las Vegas.

Sleeping with Soldiers

Sleeping with Soldiers Author Rosemary Daniell
ISBN-10 1588180344
Year 2001-03
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Hill Street Press
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Sleeping with Soldiers is rosemary Daniell's story of her search for the macho man, the exploration of her deep attraction to men who live dangerously, who are frankly and naturally masculine. Daniell, an outspoken feminist, writer, and poet, identifies with the risks these men take in the name of freedom and sensation, and like many other independent women, she is drawn to them despite their tendency to drink too much, live too fast, and sometimes display a brutal brand of male chauvinism.