The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific

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

Anthropologist 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 the person who, his ... Read More

The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific 1997, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691057521

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The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific 1992, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691056807

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