The Devil's Anarchy (second Edition)

by Stephen Snelders
The Devil's Anarchy (second Edition)
  • ISBN-13: 9781570272943
  • Author(s): Stephen Snelders
  • Subject: History
  • Publisher: Autonomedia
  • Imprint: Autonomedia
  • Publication Date: 02-05-2014
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£8.99
By rebelling against hierarchical society and living under the Jolly Roger, pirates created an upside-down world of anarchist organisation and festival, with violence and death ever-present. This creation was not a purely whimsical process. In Devil's Anarchy, Stephen Snelders focuses on Claes Compaen and examines rare 17th-century Dutch pirate histories to show the continuity of a shared pirate culture, embodied in its modes of organisation and methods of distributing booty and resolving disputes, as well as their tendencies for high living.
About the book

By rebelling against hierarchical society and living under the Jolly Roger, pirates created an upside-down world of anarchist organisation and festival, with violence and death ever-present. This creation was not a purely whimsical process. In Devil's Anarchy, Stephen Snelders focuses on Claes Compaen and examines rare 17th-century Dutch pirate histories to show the continuity of a shared pirate culture, embodied in its modes of organisation and methods of distributing booty and resolving disputes, as well as their tendencies for high living.