French ships were sailing the Pacific 500 years ago, later competing with Great Britain to colonise the island nations. Download this collection of fascinating essays on the various experiences and characters driving the explorations. The PDF is free, there is a high-quality print version, and many beautiful old colour images.
An excerpt from Hacking the Academy, published online by the University of Michigan’s Digital Culture Books.
READ John Coetzee’s speech below or download his speech as a PDF. There is a rhetorical strategy, used by prosecutors in law-courts in Roman times, which works roughly as follows. “Marcus Publius Maro is before us charged with defaulting on a debt of two hundred sesterces. Defaulting on a debt: that is the offence with which he [...]