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The apotheosis of Captain Cook : European mythmaking in the Pacific

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press ; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi : Bishop Museum Press, ©1997.
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In 1778 Captain Cook "discovered" the Hawaiian Islands and was hailed by the native peoples as their returning god Lono. Questioning the circumstances surrounding Cook's so-called divinity and his  Read more...

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Obeyesekere, Gananath.
Apotheosis of Captain Cook.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press ; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi : Bishop Museum Press, ©1997
(DLC) 98149683
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gananath Obeyesekere
ISBN: 0691056803 9780691056807 0691057524 9780691057521 0930897684 9780930897680
OCLC Number: 298105043
Awards: Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: History 1993.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 313 pages) : illustrations
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Responsibility: Gananath Obeyesekere ; with a new afterword by the author.

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"A remarkably rich and persuasive argument."--Nicholas Thomas, "Current Anthropology"

 
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