The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific (Paperback)
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The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 22/01/1998
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Here Gananath Obeyesekere 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 new edition of The Apotheosis of Captain Cook, the author addresses, in a lengthy afterword, Marshall Sahlins's 1994 book, How "Natives" Think, which was a direct response to this work.

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691057521
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 21 mm
Edition: Revised edition

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