The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific, by Gananth Obeyesekere, hardcover (like new condition) 

 

Here Gananath Obeyesekere debunks one of the most enduring myths of imperialism, civilization, and conquest: the notion that the Western civilizer is a god to savages. Using shipboard journals and logs kept by Captain James Cook and his officers, Obeyesekere reveals the captain as both the self-conscious civilizer and as the person who, his mission gone awry, becomes a "savage" himself.

The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific

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