Play Video
1
PIRATE UTOPIA 2 : Albion Moonlight
PIRATE UTOPIA 2 : Albion Moonlight
::2013/09/30::
Play Video
2
El Jesus De Magico: Pirate Utopia
El Jesus De Magico: Pirate Utopia
::2012/02/24::
Play Video
3
CyberSon - Pirate Utopia
CyberSon - Pirate Utopia
::2013/04/06::
Play Video
4
Hakim Bey & Steve Piccolo, a reading from "Pirate Utopias"
Hakim Bey & Steve Piccolo, a reading from "Pirate Utopias"
::2012/12/13::
Play Video
5
LOVE UTOPIA Experiments 5
LOVE UTOPIA Experiments 5
::2013/09/25::
Play Video
6
Introduction to Dreamcast Modding (Utopia 1.5 Boot Disc, Self-Bootable Games, No BS Tutorial)
Introduction to Dreamcast Modding (Utopia 1.5 Boot Disc, Self-Bootable Games, No BS Tutorial)
::2013/01/13::
Play Video
7
LOVE UTOPIA Experiments 4
LOVE UTOPIA Experiments 4
::2013/09/25::
Play Video
8
Utopia vs. the Pitch Pirate
Utopia vs. the Pitch Pirate
::2007/11/19::
Play Video
9
Eva Richie & Pirate Jack - Utopia
Eva Richie & Pirate Jack - Utopia
::2011/06/08::
Play Video
10
Minecraft Road to Utopia Episode 3 Pirate ship and lighthouse!
Minecraft Road to Utopia Episode 3 Pirate ship and lighthouse!
::2014/02/15::
Play Video
11
Let
Let's Play One Piece: Pirate Warriors #008: Utopia / Hope!!
::2013/07/26::
Play Video
12
Let
Let's Play : One Piece : Pirate Warriors. Episode 6 : Démarrez Le Plan Utopia !
::2013/04/02::
Play Video
13
Stardust Utopia   Rin Pirate
Stardust Utopia Rin Pirate
::2014/02/21::
Play Video
14
Guude and JSano19 - Survivor and Utopia Weekly Recap - Survivor 29 Begins
Guude and JSano19 - Survivor and Utopia Weekly Recap - Survivor 29 Begins
::2014/10/01::
Play Video
15
Bang La Decks feat. Dominique Young Unique - Utopia (Extended Mix) [Cover Art]
Bang La Decks feat. Dominique Young Unique - Utopia (Extended Mix) [Cover Art]
::2014/06/03::
Play Video
16
Étienne Chouard - Conférence Utopia-Lorraine - Débat
Étienne Chouard - Conférence Utopia-Lorraine - Débat
::2014/03/08::
Play Video
17
"Utopia" on the Mattel Aquarius
"Utopia" on the Mattel Aquarius
::2008/10/05::
Play Video
18
B.P.M. FILMS:FUTURA vs JOSE PARLA@ElmsLestersPaintingRooms.
B.P.M. FILMS:FUTURA vs JOSE PARLA@ElmsLestersPaintingRooms.
::2008/01/18::
Play Video
19
Utopia - Sir Thomas More Audiobook
Utopia - Sir Thomas More Audiobook
::2012/12/02::
Play Video
20
Utopia - Black Sector
Utopia - Black Sector
::2011/12/20::
Play Video
21
Radio Utopia 1620
Radio Utopia 1620
::2013/03/21::
Play Video
22
Red Ice Radio - Rick Falkvinge - Hour 1 - Pirate Party: Intellectual Property & Big Brother
Red Ice Radio - Rick Falkvinge - Hour 1 - Pirate Party: Intellectual Property & Big Brother
::2014/02/14::
Play Video
23
YU-GI-OH! Sealed Play Battle Kit - UTOPIA VALUE BOX Unboxing
YU-GI-OH! Sealed Play Battle Kit - UTOPIA VALUE BOX Unboxing
::2014/03/02::
Play Video
24
Bang La Decks- Utopia (Ahzee Remix) Official
Bang La Decks- Utopia (Ahzee Remix) Official
::2014/02/09::
Play Video
25
Axxis - Utopia
Axxis - Utopia
::2009/10/25::
Play Video
26
Original Composition: Utopia
Original Composition: Utopia
::2009/08/28::
Play Video
27
Neal Mitchell - Utopia (live acoustic version at the Cellar Bar, Worcester - 27th June 09)
Neal Mitchell - Utopia (live acoustic version at the Cellar Bar, Worcester - 27th June 09)
::2009/08/02::
Play Video
28
PrjRev invades Utopia Lounge
PrjRev invades Utopia Lounge
::2013/02/28::
Play Video
29
Bang La Decks -- -- Utopia Radio Edit
Bang La Decks -- -- Utopia Radio Edit
::2013/11/22::
Play Video
30
A Modern Utopia - by H. G. Wells
A Modern Utopia - by H. G. Wells
::2013/01/08::
Play Video
31
** Bang la Decks -Utopia (Ahzee remix) **
** Bang la Decks -Utopia (Ahzee remix) **
::2013/12/18::
Play Video
32
Leon Carr - Urban Utopia [North Star Theme]
Leon Carr - Urban Utopia [North Star Theme]
::2010/07/10::
Play Video
33
Bang La Decks - Utopia (Ahzee Remix)
Bang La Decks - Utopia (Ahzee Remix)
::2014/01/13::
Play Video
34
Utopia (Spb) - Pioneer DJ Novosibirsk
Utopia (Spb) - Pioneer DJ Novosibirsk
::2012/09/17::
Play Video
35
Utopia - Disco Jets - VHF - 1976 (unreleased)
Utopia - Disco Jets - VHF - 1976 (unreleased)
::2009/12/06::
Play Video
36
YogCraft Adventures Ep.8: Pirate Bay part.3: Captin Jack is a cheat & My Utopia is born
YogCraft Adventures Ep.8: Pirate Bay part.3: Captin Jack is a cheat & My Utopia is born
::2012/04/24::
Play Video
37
BLAG meet José Parlá and Futura 2000
BLAG meet José Parlá and Futura 2000
::2007/07/04::
Play Video
38
Hakim Bey  e Primo Moroni su "Le repubbliche dei pirati"
Hakim Bey e Primo Moroni su "Le repubbliche dei pirati"
::2012/12/13::
Play Video
39
Frozen Utopia - Phendrana Drifts Remix
Frozen Utopia - Phendrana Drifts Remix
::2011/09/13::
Play Video
40
Building A Utopian Playland
Building A Utopian Playland
::2007/04/14::
Play Video
41
Starmade: Ep. 29 - UTOPIA -= Gameplay & Walkthrough =-
Starmade: Ep. 29 - UTOPIA -= Gameplay & Walkthrough =-
::2014/04/16::
Play Video
42
Prjrev invades Utopia Lounge
Prjrev invades Utopia Lounge
::2013/03/01::
Play Video
43
MPO Utopia Ltd  Act1
MPO Utopia Ltd Act1
::2014/05/04::
Play Video
44
AXHEL - UTOPIA [ALBUM] #82 Dubstep Mix EDM electronic dance music records 2014
AXHEL - UTOPIA [ALBUM] #82 Dubstep Mix EDM electronic dance music records 2014
::2014/07/08::
Play Video
45
Gilbert & Sullivan Utopia Minstrel Song
Gilbert & Sullivan Utopia Minstrel Song
::2009/06/23::
Play Video
46
Seth Bling
Seth Bling's The Building Game - Pirate Themed
::2014/10/02::
Play Video
47
Pixel Gun 3D ( Channel update and Utopia glitch)
Pixel Gun 3D ( Channel update and Utopia glitch)
::2014/07/14::
Play Video
48
BOLO - Utopia (2014)
BOLO - Utopia (2014)
::2014/06/11::
Play Video
49
Techniques for making balloon hats by Balloon Utopia- Balloons San Diego
Techniques for making balloon hats by Balloon Utopia- Balloons San Diego
::2009/03/30::
Play Video
50
Utopia
Utopia
::2014/10/22::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [51 .. 101]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Pirate utopias were described by anarchist writer Peter Lamborn Wilson, who coined the term, in his 1995 book Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European Renegadoes as secret islands once used for supply purposes by pirates. Wilson's concept is largely based on speculation and as he even admits a bit of fantasy.[1] In Wilson's view, these pirate enclaves were early forms of autonomous proto-anarchist societies in that they operated beyond the reach of governments and embraced unrestricted freedom.

On the Barbary Coast[edit]

Located on the Barbary Coast (Salé, Algiers and Tunis), those pirate bases were havens for Muslim Renegade Corsairs from the 16th to the 18th century. The pirates, dubbed "Barbary pirates", ravaged European shipping operations and enslaved many thousands of captives. However, thousands of Europeans also converted to Islam, forming the "Renegados" and joining the pirate holy war. Wilson writes that these men and women were not only apostates and traitors, as they were considered in their homelands, but their voluntary betrayal of Christendom can also be thought of as a praxis of social resistance. Wilson focuses on the Pirate Republic of Salé, in 17th century Morocco, which may have had its own lingua franca. Like some other pirate states, it even used to pass treaties from time to time with some European countries, agreeing not to attack their fleets. Wilson/Bey's idea of Temporary Autonomous Zones developed from his historical review of pirate utopias. When describing them Wilson says "We've certainly had to use our imagination more than a "real" historian would allow, erecting a lot of suppositions on a shaky framework of generalizations, and adding a touch of fantasy (and what piratologist has ever been able to resist fantasy?). I can only say that I've satisfied my own curiosity at least to this extent: That something like a Renegado culture could have existed; that all the ingredients for it were present, and contiguous, and synchronic."

Libertatia[edit]

Libertatia (also known as Libertalia) was a possibly fictional anarchist colony founded in the late 17th century in Madagascar by pirates under the leadership of Captain James Misson. Whether or not Libertatia actually existed is disputed. It is described in the book A General History of the Pyrates by Captain Charles Johnson, an otherwise unknown individual who may have been a pseudonym of Daniel Defoe.[2] Much of the book is a mixture of fact and fiction, and it is possible the account of Libertatia is entirely fabricated.[2]

According to Johnson's description, Libertatia lasted for about 25 years. The precise location is not known, however, most sources say it stretched from the Bay of Antongil to Mananjary, including Île Sainte Marie and Foulpointe. Thomas Tew, Misson, and an Italian Dominican priest named Caraccioli were involved in founding it.

In literature and popular culture[edit]

Cities of the Red Night, a novel by American author William S. Burroughs, revolves around a group of radical pirates who seek the freedom to live under the articles set out by Captain James Misson.

The attempted establishment of a pirate utopia (free from either British or Spanish rule) is a significant plot element in the Ubisoft video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Hakim Bey, TAZ - The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism ISBN 1-57027-151-8 (Autonomedia, 2003)
  • Peter Ludlow, Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias ISBN 0-262-12238-3 (2001)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License
Powered by YouTube
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2014