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The apotheosis of Captain Cook : European mythmaking in the Pacific / Gananath Obeyesekere
Bib ID 2711598
Format BookBook
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Obeyesekere, Gananath
 
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Description Princeton, N.J. : Honolulu, Hawaii : Princeton University Press ; Bishop Museum Press, c1992 
xvii, 251 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0691056803
0930897684
0691036217
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  • List of Illustrations Preface Captain Cook and the European Imagination 3 Myth Models 8 Improvisation Rationality and Savage Thought 15 The Third Coming: A Flashback to the South Seas 23 The Visit to Tahiti and the Destruction of Eimeo 34 The Discovery of Hawaii 40 The Thesis of the Apotheosis 49 Further Objections to the Apotheosis: Maculate Perceptions and Cultural Conceptions 60 Anthropology and Pseudo-History 66 Politics and the Apotheosis: A Hawaiian Perspective 74 The Other Lono: Omiah, the Dalai Lama of the Hawaiians 92 Cook, Lono, and the Makahiki Festival 95 The Narrative Resumed: The Last Days 102 The Death of Cook: British and Hawaiian Versions 109 Language Games and the European Apotheosis of James Cook 120 The Humanist Myth in New Zealand History 131 The Resurrection and Return of James Cook 137 The Versions of the Apotheosis in the Traditions of Sea Voyagers 142 Cook, Fornication, and Evil: The Myth of the Missionaries 154 On Native Histories: Myth, Debate, and Contentious Discourse 163 Monterey Melons
  • or, A Native's Reflection on the Topic of Tropical Tropes 171 Myth Models in Anthropological Narrative 177 The Mourning and the Aftermath 187 Appendix I: The Destruction of Hikiau and the Death of William Watman 193 Appendix II: Kalii and the Divinity of Kings 197 Notes 201 Bibliography 237 Index 245
  • Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hawaii History To 1893, Hawaii History To 1893 Historiography, Cook, James, 1728-1779, Polynesia Discovery and exploration, Ethnology Polynesia.
 
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Includes bibliographical references (pp. 237-244) and index.

Includes index.

Subjects Cook, James, - 1728-1779.  |  Ethnology - Polynesia.  |  Hawaii - History - To 1893.  |  Hawaii - History - To 1893 - Historiography.  |  Polynesia - Discovery and exploration.  |  Exploration  |  Oceania

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