Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511–1850

  • Bronwen Douglas

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Pacific History book series (PASPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. ‘Indians’, ‘Negroes’, & ‘Savages’ in Terra Australis

  4. Race, Classification, & Encounters in Océanie

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Bronwen Douglas
      Pages 289-293
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 294-361

About this book


Blending global scope with local depth, this book throws new light on important themes. Spanning four centuries and vast space, it combines the history of ideas with particular histories of encounters between European voyagers and Indigenous people in Oceania (Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands).


Oceania Pacific history Early Modern history Modern history Maritime history Discovery History of Science Australia Europe history

Authors and affiliations

  • Bronwen Douglas
    • 1
  1. 1.The Australian National UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45496-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-30589-3
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