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Aphrodite's island : the European discovery of Tahiti

Author: Anne Salmond
Publisher: North Shore, N.Z. : Penguin/Viking, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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 in Western imaginings about sexuality, the exotic, and the nobility or bestiality of "savages." In this groundbreaking book, Anne Salmond takes readers to the centre of these societies' shared history to furnish rich insights into Tahitian perceptions of the visitors while illuminating the full extent of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pasifika
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Salmond
ISBN: 9780670073962 0670073962
OCLC Number: 428819829
Notes: Originally published by University of California Press, 2009.
Awards: New Zealand Post Book Awards 2010 Non-Fiction Finalist.
Description: 537 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: 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 portrait --
Conclusion: The angel of history --
Appendix 1: The seasons in Tahiti.
Responsibility: Anne Salmond.

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