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Boys at Sea

Sodomy, Indecency, and Courts Martial in Nelson's Navy

Authors: Burg, B.

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Boys at Sea is a study of homoerotic life in the Royal Navy during the age of sail. The book traces every feature of sexual life at sea, including seduction, rape, prostitution, courts martial, and the punishments meted out to those convicted of violating the stern moral code set down in the Articles of War .

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B. R. BURG is Professor of History at Arizona State University, UK. He is the author of numerous books and articles on seafarers and sexuality in the age of sail.

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'Burg's is the most detailed exploration yet published of homoerotic activity in the Nelson-era Royal Navy. Boys at Sea, based on the often-lurid trial transcripts of the day, is unflinching in its candid analysis of this controversial subject.' - Christopher McKee, author of Sober Men and True: Sailor Lives in the Royal Navy, 1900-1945

'Professor Burg provides us with a fine study of shipboard sexual offenses in the British Navy in the age of sail based on Courts Martial records. His knowledge of ship board conditions and in particular the role of young and vulnerable boys is exemplary and his account of how prosecution of buggery was shaped by war and changing attitudes offers a window into sexuality in time and place that is a great addition to our understanding of the social construction of sex and society. Rumor, innuendo and suspicion have been replaced by solid evidence in this important book.' - Arthur N. Gilbert, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, USA

'If sodomy was a fact of naval life, it has finally been placed in context by this careful, scholarly analysis.' - Andrew Lambert, Times Literary Supplement


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 53,49 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Softcover 67,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Boys at Sea
Book Subtitle
Sodomy, Indecency, and Courts Martial in Nelson's Navy
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59070-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230590700
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-52228-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35703-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 245
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