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Aphrodite's island : the European discovery of Tahiti

Author: Anne Salmond
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First University of California Press editionView all editions and formats
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"Aphrodite's Island" is a bold new account of the European discovery of Tahiti, the Pacific island of mythic status that has figured so powerfully in European imaginings about sexuality, the exotic, and the nobility or bestiality of 'savages.' In this groundbreaking book, Anne Salmond takes readers to the center of the shared history to furnish rich insights into Tahitian perceptions of the visitors while  Read more...
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Salmond, Anne.
Aphrodite's island.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press 2010
(OCoLC)747117486
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Salmond
ISBN: 9780520261143 0520261143 9780520271326 0520271327
OCLC Number: 317461764
Notes: Originally published: Auckland, N.Z. : Viking, 2009.
New Zealand author.
Awards: Short-listed for New Zealand Post Book Awards: General Non-Fiction 2010
Description: 537 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Aphrodite's island --
Thunder in 'Opoa --
The glorious children of Tetumu --
Purea, 'Queen' of Tahiti --
Happy island of Cythera --
Ahutoru at the opéra --
A Polynesian Venus --
Captain Cook in Arcadia --
The transit of Venus --
Circling the land --
Tupaia's ship --
The Viceroy of Peru --
Tute's return --
Hitihiti's odyssey --
The red feathers of 'Oro --
Three Tahitians in Lima --
Boenechea's burial --
Matimo and the friars --
Ma'i on ice skates --
A bare-chested captain --
Tute's portThe angel of history --
Appendix. The seasons in Tahiti.
Responsibility: Anne Salmond.
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