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Empire, Barbarism, and Civilisation James Cook, William Hodges, and the Return to the Pacific

ISBN-10: 0521881943

ISBN-13: 9780521881944

Edition: 2007

Authors: Harriet Guest

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The artist William Hodges accompanied Captain Cook on his second voyage to the South Pacific in 1772-5. His extraordinarily vivid images, read against the fascinating journals of Cook and his companions, reveal as much about European cultures and historiography as about the peoples they visited. In this lively and original book, Harriet Guest discusses Hodges's dramatic landscapes and portraits alongside written accounts of the voyages and in the context of the theories of civilisation which shaped European perceptions - theories drawn from the works of philosophers of the Scottish enlightenment such as Adam Smith and John Millar. She argues that the voyagers resorted to diverse or incompatible models of progress in successive encounters with different groups of islanders, and shows how these models also structured metropolitan views of the voyagers and of Hodges's work. This fully illustrated study offers a fresh perspective on eighteenth-century representations of gender, colonialism and exploration.
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/20/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 270
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Introduction
The great distinction
Curiosity and desire
Curiously marked
Terms of trade in Tonga and Vanuatu
New Zealand colonial romance
Ornament and use in London
Epilogue: the effects of peace and the consequences of war in 1794-5
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