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 Music's Empire

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In examining the status of music in the cross-cultural encounter, this chapter focuses on Captain Cook's second voyage (1772-5) and the role played by Burney's son James and the German naturalist ... More


The Pacific: Exploration and Exploitation

Glyndwr Williams

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0025
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The British arrival in the Pacific in the second half of the 18th century was the result of both official and unofficial enterprise. The resources allocated to oceanic exploration were small; but in ... More


The Saga of Captain Cook 1

Hobbles Danaiyarri

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents an account of British explorer Captain James Cook’s discovery of Australia as recorded the memory of Hobbles Danaiyarri, an Aboriginal cultural custodian and cattle-station ... More


Arrivals

John Ryan Fischer

in Cattle Colonialism: An Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai'i

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625126
eISBN:
9781469625140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625126.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses the initial establishment of cattle in California and in Hawaiʻi. The centrality of livestock to European economies, and European beliefs that domestic animals served as a ... More


‘The Transit of the Caledonian Hemisphere’: Johnson and Boswell in an Age of Discovery

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter approaches both travel narratives — Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, and Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides — in the context of the excitement generated by ... More


Remembering Captain Cook: Restaging Early Cross-Cultural Encounters

Diana Looser

in Remaking Pacific Pasts: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Theater from Oceania

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839765
eISBN:
9780824869564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839765.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter begins with early colonial history, investigating the divergent legacies of the British explorer James Cook’s encounters with Pacific peoples in Hawai‘i, New Caledonia, and New Zealand. ... More


“Lascivious Gestures” and “Festive Sports”: Early Interactions, 1778–1802

James Revell Carr

in Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038600
eISBN:
9780252096525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038600.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the first musical encounters between Hawaiians and Euro-American sailors, beginning with the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1778. It explains early European and American ... More


The Doctrine of Discovery

Robert J Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Tracey Lindberg

in Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579815
eISBN:
9780191594465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579815.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This book shines new light on the mostly ignored historical and legal evidence of the use of the Doctrine of Discovery in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. In these countries, ... More


Extinction and Empire on the Billings Expedition*

Ryan Tucker Jones

in Empire of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific's Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343416
eISBN:
9780199373819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343416.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The government-sponsored Billings Expedition (1789–1795) brought natural historians back to the North Pacific for the first time since Steller’s visit. The mostly foreign-born scientists who sailed ... More


The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Edward G. Gray

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard (1751–1789) came into contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, ... More


Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: The Cook/Forster Collection, for Example

Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the Göttingen–Cook/Forster Collection. Artifacts in the collection originated mainly from different islands and cultures from the South Seas; they were collected during the ... More


The Arrival of Foreign Ships

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the arrival of foreign ships in the Pacific Islands, with particular emphasis on the relationships between foreign sailors and the local maritime communities. It first considers ... More


Conquest 1

Alan Atkinson

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the meaning, method, and practice of conquest in Australia. It suggests that the continent and islands of Australia were claimed for the British Empire in an interlinked chain ... More


Views of Nature: The Voyage around the World, 1772–1775

Jürgen Goldstein

in Georg Forster: Voyager, Naturalist, Revolutionary

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467351
eISBN:
9780226474816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474816.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Georg Forster gained an inestimably rich experience of nature on his voyage around the world with James Cook. This voyage took the pair around the world, setting the stage for great insights in his ... More


. Breadfruit and Icebergs

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which we return to sea to discuss the exploration of the Pacific and Antarctic, first with James Cook, then with William Bligh and the Bounty mutineers. After addressing these British voyages, we ... More


Paddling Out to See: Direct Exploration by Kānaka in the Late Eighteenth Century

David A. Chang

in The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816699414
eISBN:
9781452954417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699414.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter traces the explorations of two early Kanaka voyagers overseas to demonstrate that from the moment that they caught sight of Cook’s ships off their shores, Kānaka actively sought to ... More


James Cook: A Positive Account of Balade, New Caledonia, 1774

Raylene Ramsay (ed.)

in Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832223
eISBN:
9780824871284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

On Sunday, September 4, 1774, a ship captained by Englishman James Cook entered the harbor at Balade on the northeastern coast of New Caledonia. This marked Cook's second Pacific expedition. In the ... More


Introduction

P. J. Marshall

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

For this book the 18th century has been extended at both ends. Although strict uniformity has not been imposed on all chapters, this volume is for the most part set between two dates traditionally ... More


Voyages

Jeffrey A. Auerbach

in Imperial Boredom: Monotony and the British Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198827375
eISBN:
9780191866258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827375.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 contends that long-distance voyages became increasingly tedious during the nineteenth century as navigational techniques improved and as the novelty of sailing to India and Australia wore ... More


James Cook Maps a Huge Swath of the Northwest Coast, 1778

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on James Cook's map of a huge swath of the Northwest Coast in 1778. Beginning in 1768, Cook led three expeditions that explored and mapped much of the Pacific Ocean, including ... More


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