Isaak Iselin in Hawaiʻi, 1807

Intertextuality II – Task

Read the text below from the edited version of Iselin's journal about his visit to Kealakekua Bay. Iselin gains knowledge in this extract through multiple sources.


Here are a couple of follow–up questions concerning the text. Research these on the internet:

  • Explain the concept of «Taboo» (kapu).
  • What was the expedition of Francisco de Miranda (1750–1816) to Venezuela in 1806?
  • What was the political context for the claim that Switzerland was due to become a kingdom?