9780691057521-0691057524-The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific

The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific

ISBN-13: 9780691057521
ISBN-10: 0691057524
Edition: Reprint
Author: Obeyesekere, Gananath
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 313 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691057521
ISBN-10: 0691057524
Edition: Reprint
Author: Obeyesekere, Gananath
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 313 pages

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Acknowledged authors Obeyesekere, Gananath wrote The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific comprising 313 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691057524 and 9780691057521. Since then The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.37 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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