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Thomas Nicholas

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The Voyages of Captain Cook

€ 14.95

Cook's great voyages marked the end of an era in world history. As he sailed into Hawaii in January 1778 he made contact with the last of the human civilizations to grow up independently of the rest of the world. But equally for the Polynesians and Melanesians of the Pacific, Cook's arrival in their midst merely marked a further (if disastrous) twist in diverse histories already many centuries old. In this book, Cook's journeys are re-imagined, attempting to leave behind (or master) our later preoccupations to let us see what Cook and his associates experienced and what the societies he encountered experienced - from the Beothuks of Newfoundland to the Tongans of the Friendly Islands.

Nicholas Thomas draws on 20 years' research into Pacific art, culture and history to explore the drama of Cook's expeditions

Text in English

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Paperback
512 pagina's
April 2018
198x132x28 mm
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