Pacific Worlds A History of Seas, Peoples, and Cultures

ISBN-10: 0521715660

ISBN-13: 9780521715669

Edition: 2011

Authors: Matt K. Matsuda

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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Matt Matsuda is Professor of History at Rutgers University where he teaches Modern European and Asia-Pacific comparative histories. His previous publications include Empire of Love: Histories of France and the Pacific (2003).

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Introduction: Encircling the ocean
Civilization without a center
Trading rings and tidal empires
Straits, sultans, and treasure fleets
Conquered colonies and Iberian ambitions
Island encounters and the Spanish lake
Sea changes and Spice Islands
Samurai, priests, and potentates
Pirates and raiders of the Eastern seas
Asia, America, and the age of the galleons
Navigators of Polynesia and paradise
Gods and sky piercers
Extremities of the Great Southern Continent
The world that Canton made
Hags, treaties, and gunboats
Migrations, plantations, and the people trade
Imperial destinies on foreign shores
Traditions of engagement and ethnography
War stories from the Pacific theater
Prophets and rebels of decolonization
Critical mass for the earth and ocean
Specters of memory, agents of development
Repairing legacies, claiming histories
Afterword: World heritage
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