Shores of Discovery: How Expeditionaries Have Constructed the World

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BasicBooks, 1995 - History - 322 pages
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Shores of Discovery explores the lives and motives of those who have engaged in every conceivable kind of expedition: military, missionary, commercial, scientific, even tourist. It examines the bonds linking companies and bands, crews and fleets of soldiers, sailors, missionaries, and merchants, and the causes inspiring them to leave home, cross vast distances, and arrive in foreign lands. Memorable in their own right as stories of human aspiration, these sagas of attempts to go beyond the limits of the known offer vital clues to our own time about how different nations and cultures communicate across the boundaries of words. Through the exchange of gods and goods and information, through wordless gesture and the sharing of clothing, through music and dance, medicine and painting, these voyagers have constructed the world.

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SHORES OF DISCOVERY: How Expeditionaries Have Constructed the World

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Stories of predatory military expansion, captivity and bondage, and religious mission, the characteristic forms of travel before the advent of modern tourism. Historian Leed (Florida International ... Read full review

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Leed (history, Florida International Univ.) sets out to explain how expeditionaries have forged links between cultures and constructed our present world. He divides expeditions into five types ... Read full review

Contents

Why Expeditionaries?
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Military Expeditions
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Captivity
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