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Discovery and Empire

dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T21:32:32Z
dc.date.available2014-05-23T21:32:32Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://doer.col.org/handle//123456789/5252
dc.description.abstractThe French connection with the South Seas stretches back at least as far as the voyage of Binot Paulmier de Gonneville (1503-1505), who believed he had discovered the fabled great south land after being blown off course during a storm near the Cape of Good Hope. The story of his voyage remained largely forgotten for over 150 years, but eventually resurfaced in 1664 thanks to the publication by the Abbé Jean Paulmier of a document in which he argued, on the basis of this supposed discovery, for the establishment of a Christian mission in this "third part" of the world. While historians today contest the authenticity of various aspects of the Abbé Paulmier’s Mémoires, there is no doubt about the impact it had in France, both on the collective imagination and, more concretely, on French plans for exploration and colonial expansion. It was not until the eighteenth century, however, that France began sending mariners to the southern oceans on a regular basis, and by that time a new maritime power had begun to emerge: Great Britain. Together, these two nations would play a decisive role in determining the configuration of these little known parts of the globe, and particularly of the Pacific, which had for so long been the almost exclusive preserve of Spain.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Adelaideen_US
dc.source.urihttp://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/titles/discovery/discovery-ebook.pdfen_US
dc.subjecthistoryen_US
dc.titleDiscovery and Empireen_US
dc.typeTexten
dc.identifier.edutagsTextbooken_US
dc.identifier.edutagsUndergraduateen_US
dcterms.educationLevelUndergraduateen
dc.identifier.learningresourcetypeTextbooken


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