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21%OFFNicholas Thomas - Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire - 9780300180565 - V9780300180565
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Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire

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Description for Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire Paperback. Explores the lived experience of empire in the Pacific, the last region to be contacted and colonized by Europeans following the great voyages of Captain Cook. This title reveals that there was gain as well as loss, survival as well as suffering, and invention as well as exploitation. Num Pages: 356 pages, 50 black-&-white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1MK; 3JH; HBJM; HBLL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 163 x 231 x 26. Weight in Grams: 522.

An incisive, evocative history of the experience of empire in the Oceanic world

This compelling book explores the lived experience of empire in the Pacific, the last region to be contacted and colonized by Europeans following the great voyages of Captain Cook. Unlike conventional accounts that emphasize confrontation and the destruction of indigenous cultures, Islanders reveals there was gain as well as loss, survival as well as suffering, and invention as well as exploitation.

Empowered by imaginative research in obscure archives and collections, Thomas rediscovers a rich and surprising history of encounters, not only between Islanders and Europeans, but ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Publisher
Yale University Press United States
Number of pages
356
Condition
New
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780300180565
SKU
V9780300180565
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-14

About Nicholas Thomas
Nicholas Thomas is director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and professor of historical anthropology, at Cambridge University, and has traveled widely in the Pacific. Among his books is Discoveries: The Voyages of Captain Cook.

Reviews for Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire
"Thomas’ description of the journey into the imperial world of the Pacific is made inclusive and companionable with lovely asides… [a] comprehensive but gripping book"—Katrina Schlunke, Times Higher Education Supplement
Katrina Schlunke
Times Higher Education Supplement
"Islanders is not only a fine work of scholarship but also a lucid and engrossing read."—Rod Edmond, BBC History Magazine
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Goodreads reviews for Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire


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