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Title: The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific
Description: New Jersey, U.S.A. Princeton University Press. 1994, First Trade. (ISBN: 0691036217) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Winner of the 1992 Louis Gottschalk Prize for Eighteenth-Century Studies. "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." Deals with Cooks death in Hawaii. CONDITION pp xvii 251 has some illus. Mildest handling signs. Very Good/N/A.

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Price: US$ 25.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 14315

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