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Bligh

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Attempts to shed new light on the admiral with a chronicle of his life before, during, and after the Bounty Mutiny, including an a... Lire la suite
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Attempts to shed new light on the admiral with a chronicle of his life before, during, and after the Bounty Mutiny, including an alternate view of his lieutenant, Fletcher Christian, a description of life on the Pacific Islands, and the ship's conditions.

Auteur

Anne Salmond is Distinguished Professor of Maori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Among her books are Two Worlds: First Meetings between Maori and European 1642-1772 and The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas.



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In Bligh, the story of the most notorious of all Pacific explorers is told through a new lens as a key episode in the history of the world, rather than simply of the West. Award-winning anthropologist Anne Salmond recounts with a fresh perspective the triumphs and disasters of William Bligh's life in a riveting narrative that for the first time portrays the Pacific islanders as players. Beginning in 1777, when Bligh, at twenty-two, first arrived in Tahiti with Captain Cook, Salmond charts Bligh's three Pacific voyages-and tells how they transformed lives on the islands as well as on board the ships and back in Europe. She sheds new insight into the mutiny aboard the Bounty-and on Bligh's remarkable 3,000-mile journey across the Pacific in a small boat-through revelations from the raw, unguarded letters between him and his wife Betsy. This beautifully told story reveals Bligh for the first time, as an important ethnographer adding to the paradoxical legacy of this famed seaman, and it captures more definitively than ever the excitement, drama, and terror of these events.



Résumé
Beginning in 1777, when William Bligh, at twenty-two, first arrived in Tahiti with Captain Cook, this title charts Bligh's three Pacific voyages - and tells how they transformed lives on the islands as well as on board the ships and back in Europe.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Bligh
Sous-titre: William Bligh in the South Seas
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Code EAN: 9780520270565
ISBN: 978-0-520-27056-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: University Of California Press
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 528
Poids: 869g
Taille: H241mm x B164mm x T48mm
Année: 2011

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