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Piracy And Religion: Navigating Their Connections During The Golden Age, Sarah Wampler Jul 2017

Piracy And Religion: Navigating Their Connections During The Golden Age, Sarah Wampler

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Golden Age of Piracy saw piracy and institutionalized religion attempt to create order within the vast new sea of challenges presented in the wake of the Reformation and the discovery of the New World. Piracy and religion both served as tools of the state used to assert policy and control over an ever-expanding world. At the same time each existed outside of the state and were yet directly linked to it. Like Kidd and his buried bible, these two concepts often seen as opposites, one moral and ordered the other chaotic and corrupt, became two sides of the same ...