Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia

English language

Published Dec. 31, 2023 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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978-0-374-61020-3
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An interesting look into the Pirate influence in Madagascar (and the Madagascar influence on Pirates). Asks the question, could the social norms, democratic systems, and consensus building that developed amongst pirates, as well as the cultural influences of the Malagasy (especially the women) have had a role in crafting Enlightenment thinking in the 17th century. Adds a nice bit of spice to the story of the Age of Enlightenment,and I hope the answer is yes.