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The Resource Aphrodite's island : the European discovery of Tahiti, Anne Salmond

Aphrodite's island : the European discovery of Tahiti, Anne Salmond

Label
Aphrodite's island : the European discovery of Tahiti
Title
Aphrodite's island
Title remainder
the European discovery of Tahiti
Statement of responsibility
Anne Salmond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 illuminating the full extent of European fascination with Tahiti. As she discerns the impact and meaning of the European effect on the islands, she demonstrates how, during the early contact period, the mythologies of Europe and Tahiti intersected and became entwined. Drawing on Tahitian oral histories, European manuscripts and artworks, collections of Tahitian artifacts, and illustrated with contemporary sketches, paintings, and engravings from the voyages, "Aphrodite's Island" provides a vivid account of the Europeans' Tahitian adventures. At the same time, the book's compelling insights into Tahitian life significantly change the way we view the history of this small island during a period when it became a crossroads for Europe." -- book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salmond, Anne
Dewey number
996.211
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DU870 .S335 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
  • Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Tahitians
  • Tahitians
  • Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
  • Public opinion
Label
Aphrodite's island : the European discovery of Tahiti, Anne Salmond
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Auckland, N.Z. : Viking, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-517) and index
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
Control code
ocn317461764
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st University of California Press ed.
Extent
537 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520271326
Lccn
2009024503
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)317461764
Label
Aphrodite's island : the European discovery of Tahiti, Anne Salmond
Publication
Note
Originally published: Auckland, N.Z. : Viking, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-517) and index
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
Control code
ocn317461764
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st University of California Press ed.
Extent
537 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520271326
Lccn
2009024503
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)317461764

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