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dc.contributor.authorANDERSSON, Axelen
dc.identifier.citationFlorence, European University Institute, 2007
dc.descriptionDefence date: 27 October 2007
dc.descriptionExamining board: Prof. Victoria de Grazia, Columbia University/European University Institute ; Prof. Bo Stråth, European University Institute ; Prof. Reinhold Wagnleitner, University of Salzburg ; Prof. Frank Mort, University of Manchester
dc.description.abstractA Hero for the Atomic Age tells the story of how Heyerdahl organized an expedition to sail a balsa raft from Callao in Peru to the Tuamotu Islands in French Polynesia, and explains how he turned this physical crossing into an epic narrative that became imbued with a universal appeal. The book also addresses, for the first time, the problematic nature of Heyerdahl's theory that a white culture-bearing race had initiated all the world's great civilizations.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI PhD thesesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of History and Civilizationen
dc.subject.lcshKon-Tiki Expedition (1947)
dc.subject.lcshHeyerdahl, Thor
dc.titleKon-Tiki and the postwar journey of discoveryen

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