Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment

Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment

by John Gascoigne


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521879590
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/20/2014
Pages: 574
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

John Gascoigne is Scientia Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of New South Wales.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the peopling of the Pacific; Part I. Global Convergences: The Pacific and a Wider World to the End of the Seven Years War (1756-63): 2. Exploration, empire and encounter; 3. Belief; 4. Wealth; 5. Knowledge; Part II. Completing the Globe: Charting the Pacific, 1763 to the Eve of the French Revolution: 6. Exploration, empire and encounter; 7. Belief; 8. Wealth; 9. Knowledge; Part III. Tightening Global Ties: The Pacific from the French Revolution to the Beginning of the Napoleonic Empire, 1789-1804: 10. Exploration, empire and encounter; 11. Belief; 12. Wealth; 13. Knowledge; 14. Conclusion: a common humanity?; 15. Epilogue.

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