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The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific, Obeyesekere, Gananath

Author    Obeyesekere, Gananath

Title   The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Near Fine

Edition   Reprint

Size   Octavo

Publisher   Princeton Princeton University Press 1997

ISBN    0691057524 / 9780691057521

Seller ID   005543

313 pp. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. A little scuffing to lower edge. All else as new. List of illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. "Debunks one of the most enduring myths of imperialism, civilization, and conquest: the notion that the Western civilizer is a god to savages. Using shipboard journals and logs kept by Captain James Cook and his officers, Obeyesekere reveals the captain as both the self-conscious civilizer and as the person who, his mission gone awry, becomes a 'savage' himself. In this edition, the author addresses, in a lengthy new afterword, the controversy engendered by the book's initial publication."

Price = 24.00 AUD



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