By Ernest Stanley Dodge
Islands and Empires used to be first released in 1976. Minnesota Archive variants makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.This is the 1st one-volume account of the large impression of Western civilization at the Pacific Islands and the a long way East, mostly China and Japan. the results at the parts have been very diverse because, in terms of the islands, touch used to be with peoples who have been nonetheless within the Stone Age, whereas within the a ways East Westerners got here up opposed to subtle civilizations extra old and mature than their very own. due to those adjustments, the ebook is split into sections, the 1st facing the Pacific Islands and the second one with the East Asian mainland. opposite influences—those of the japanese cultures at the West—are additionally mentioned.
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After the near disaster to the Endeavour on the coast of New South Wales, Cook realized the importance of having two ships. Therefore the Resolution and Adventure, both Whitby collier types, were acquired and outfitted. Lieutenant Tobias Furneaux, a veteran of Wallis's circumnavigation in the Dolphin, was chosen to command the Adventure. The first object of this voyage was to establish the existence or nonexistence of the Great Southern Continent. Cook, in three long sweeps around the world into the high southern latitudes, eliminated this geographical fantasy from the map.
Next morning a boat's crew taking water at a stream was attacked and three men wounded. The natives were repulsed and revenge followed. "The wounded were attended to," Quires wrote, "and the Adelantado [the leader] at once ordered the Camp Master to land with thirty men, and to do all the harm they could with fire and sword. The natives stood their ground, when five were killed, and the rest fled. Our people retreated, and, embarking, came back to the ships, having cut down palm trees and burnt some huts and canoes.
The natives were repulsed and revenge followed. "The wounded were attended to," Quires wrote, "and the Adelantado [the leader] at once ordered the Camp Master to land with thirty men, and to do all the harm they could with fire and sword. The natives stood their ground, when five were killed, and the rest fled. Our people retreated, and, embarking, came back to the ships, having cut down palm trees and burnt some huts and canoes. " 2 The following day the camp master was sent with forty soldiers to further chastise the inhabitants.
Islands and Empires: Western Impact on the Pacific and East Asia by Ernest Stanley Dodge