Romanticizing Piracy During its Golden Age, 1650-1730 by Eric Fels

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Title

Romanticizing Piracy During its Golden Age, 1650-1730 by Eric Fels

Subject

History

Description

Modern portrayals of the 17th and 18th century piracy are largely romanticized and sensationalized, with pirates themselves often depicted as the protagonists. This paper explores the origins of this romantic view of the Golden Age of Piracy. It is argued that a number of social and economic factors occurring in England in the 17th and early 18th centuries created an environment in which piracy was romanticized through books, ballads, and plays, during the Golden Age itself.

Creator

Fels, Eric

Source

Senior Showcase Oral presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 23, 2019

Format

pdf

Identifier

Major: History; Sports Management
Minor: Economics
Hubertus, Wisconsin
HIS 540 Senior Seminar

Files

Fels 2019 Senior Sem Pirates.pdf

Citation

Fels, Eric, “Romanticizing Piracy During its Golden Age, 1650-1730 by Eric Fels,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed December 5, 2022, https://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/109.

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