Why Pirates of the Caribbean?

Pirates are like witches — we like the idea of them, but we don’t really understand them much beyond their popular image.

Lecture Description

Piracy has been (and remains) a major maritime phenomenon and one that we find perennially interesting. “Why Pirates in the Caribbean?” asks why the Caribbean region boasted conditions particularly conducive to pirates during the early modern era. It explains the rise, nature and decline of piracy in the West Indies.

CATEGORIES

Naval and Maritime

ALL TOPICS & TITLES: Go back to all topics and titles.


More Distinguished Lectureship Program Resources