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The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date March 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691036212
ISBN-10 0691036217
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
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Original list price $17.95
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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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780691056807
 
from Princeton Univ Pr (July 1, 1992)
9780691056807 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $49.50
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780691036212 Book cover for 9780691057521
 
Reprint edition from Princeton Univ Pr (November 24, 1997)
9780691057521 | details & prices | 313 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $41.95
About: 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.
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Reprint edition from Princeton Univ Pr (March 1, 1994)
9780691036212 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $17.95
About: 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.

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