Exploration and Exchange: A South Seas Anthology, 1680-1900 / Edition 2

Exploration and Exchange: A South Seas Anthology, 1680-1900 / Edition 2

by Jonathan Lamb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226468461

ISBN-13: 9780226468464

Pub. Date: 02/01/2001

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


European encounters with Pacific peoples often proved as wrenching to the Europeans as to the natives. This anthology gathers some of the most vivid accounts of these cultural exchanges for the first time, placing the works of well-known figures such as Captain James Cook and Robert Louis Stevenson alongside the writings of lesser-known explorers, missionaries,…  See more details below

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European encounters with Pacific peoples often proved as wrenching to the Europeans as to the natives. This anthology gathers some of the most vivid accounts of these cultural exchanges for the first time, placing the works of well-known figures such as Captain James Cook and Robert Louis Stevenson alongside the writings of lesser-known explorers, missionaries, beachcombers, and literary travelers who roamed the South Seas from the late seventeenth through the late nineteenth centuries. Through their detailed commentary on each piece and their choice of selections, the editors emphasize the mutuality of impact of these colonial encounters and the continuity of Pacific cultures that still have the power to transform visitors today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226468464
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IAdventurers & Explorers1
1The Discovery of New Holland9
2Lionel Wafer Crosses Darien15
3Richard Simson at Juan Fernandez30
4Commodore Anson Lands at Juan Fernandez38
5Byron and the Patagonian Giants46
6The Discovery of Tahiti57
7The Unfortunate Compiler73
8Providential Cannibalism92
9William Wales Makes Observations99
10Benevolence on the Beach112
11Resident Observer123
12The Brethren and the "Tayos"139
13Falling from Grace156
14A Stranger in a Strange Country170
15The Violence of the Beach180
16Missiles and Missives191
17Unutterable Practices205
18Property and Providence218
19Tapu and Conceit in the Marquesas233
20Philanthropic Sympathy and the Interests of Commerce244
21Among the Cannibals256
22Tapa and Muru in New Zealand263
23A Yankee at the Court of Captain Cook275
24Quite Alone in a Mountain Village292
25Belated First Contact299
26Cannibal Fashions311
27"That Link of History"317
28The Ebbing of the Tide327
Bibliography335
Index347

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