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The Death of William Gooch: A History's Anthropology

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William Gooch died at Waimea on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian chain. Pahupu, Hawaiian warriors 'cut-in-two' by their tattoos, killed him there. He was only twenty-two. Gooch's is a short life indeed on which to base a book. But Greg Dening uses the incident of his murder as the basis for a penetrating study of historical narrative and meaning. Gooch, the young astronomer on board the Daedalus, is written into history through the perceptions and intentions of the historian. This is 'history's anthropology'. The layers ...

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The Death of William Gooch: A History's Anthropology
2005, University of Hawaii Press

ISBN-13: 9780824817541

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The Death of William Gooch: A History's Anthropology
1995, Melbourne University, Carlton

ISBN-13: 9780522846928

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