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Naming places: voyagers, toponyms, and local presence in the fifth part of the world, 1500–1700

Douglas, Bronwen


Combining the history of ideas with the ethnohistory of encounters and an original method, this paper reconfigures early modern constructions of a major portion of the globe as more than a linear process of European ‘discovery’ and naming. The zone is the ‘fifth part of the world’ or ‘Oceania,’ defined broadly to encompass Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and Antarctica. Using maps and pictures as historical texts, together with written materials,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Historical Geography
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhg.2014.03.004


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