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First Contacts in Polynesia: The Samoan Case (1722–1848) Western Misunderstandings about Sexuality and Divinity

Tcherkézoff, Serge

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This book explores the first encounters between Samoans and Europeans up to the arrival of the missionaries, using all available sources for the years 1722 to the 1830s, paying special attention to the first encounter on land with the Lapérouse expedition. Many of the sources used are French, and some of difficult accessibility, and thus they have not previously been thoroughly examined by historians. Adding some Polynesian comparisons from beyond Samoa, and reconsidering the so-called...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2008-08
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/237849
DOI: 10.22459/FCP.08.2008
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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