[Sca-cooks] A roast for a feast...

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Fri Nov 23 12:19:56 PST 2007

OK, thanks, Bear. Starting to look into the Barbary Corsairs. As they
were slavers, this opens up a whole bunch of ideas ;-)

On Nov 23, 2007 10:19 AM, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> I think you are confusing operational doctrine with culture.  Period
> European piracy was imbedded in the culture where it was usually a family
> affair or the silently sponsored extension of "politics by other means."
> The 17th Century "Brethren of the Coast" had a more complex set of rules
> than most pirates due to their national diversity.  Still, they were largely
> a subset of national policies.  In my opinion, the closest thing to a true
> pirate culture was among the Red Sea pirates (Europeans for the most part)
> of Madgascar, where they founded a short-lived nation.
> As pirate "cultures" go, I would say that the Barbary Cosairs, who got their
> start in the early 16th Century, would meet your criteria.
> Bear
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