Pirate enlightenment, or the real libertalia

EAN:  9780241611401
Publicatie datum:   30-01-2023
Uitvoering:  Hardback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal pagina's:  208


The Enlightenment did not begin in Europe. Its true origins lie thousands of miles away on the island of Madagascar, in the late seventeenth century, when it was home to several thousand pirates. This was the Golden Age of Piracy, a period of violent buccaneering and rollicking legends - but it was also, argues anthropologist David Graeber, a brief window of radical democracy, as the pirate settlers attempted to apply the egalitarian principles of their ships to a new society on land.

For Graeber, Madag

    EAN: 9780241611401
    Uitgever: Penguin Group
    Publicatie datum:   30-01-2023
    Uitvoering: Hardback
    Taal: Engels
    Status:  Bestelbaar
    Aantal pagina's: 208
    Keywords:   zeeroverij;geschiedenis;democratie