The Resource Islanders : the Pacific in the age of empire, Nicholas Thomas

Islanders : the Pacific in the age of empire, Nicholas Thomas

Label
Islanders : the Pacific in the age of empire
Title
Islanders
Title remainder
the Pacific in the age of empire
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 among Islanders, brought together in new ways by explorers, missionaries and colonists. He tells the story of the making of empire, not through an impersonal survey, but through vivid stories of the lives of men and women - some visionary, some vicious, and some just eccentric - and through sensuous evocation of seascapes and landscapes of the Pacific. A fascinating re-creation of an Oceanic world, Islanders offers a new paradigm, not only for histories of the Pacific, but for understandings of cultural contact everywhere." --Dust jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
381052
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Nicholas
Dewey number
996
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Pacific Islanders
  • Europeans
  • Islands of the Pacific
  • Islands of the Pacific
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
experiences of empire in the Pacific
Label
Islanders : the Pacific in the age of empire, Nicholas Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 336 p.
Isbn
9780300124385
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports., facsims.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780300124385
Label
Islanders : the Pacific in the age of empire, Nicholas Thomas
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 336 p.
Isbn
9780300124385
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports., facsims.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780300124385

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