Medium, Genre, Indigenous Presence: Spanish Expeditionary Encounters in the Mar del Sur, 1606

Bronwen Douglas

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    The chapter combines narrative and historiographic enwuiries into the Spanish voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros and Luis Vaez de Torres across the Mar del Sur (South Sea) in 1606. I aim to elucidate the 'anthropological' significance of maritime expeditions in the first, Iberian phase of the 'expansion of Europe' between 1400 and 1900 - the process often conceived teleologically as the wellspring of modernity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExpeditionary Anthropology: Teamwork, Travel and the ''Science of Man''
    Editors Martin Thomas and Amanda Harris
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherBerghahn Books Inc.
    Edition1st edition
    ISBN (Print)9781785337727
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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