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This introduction provides an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book. The book examines the variety and nature of Arctic representations, where appropriate to consider their meaning in the context of theories created in other contexts. For much of the nineteenth century the polar regions were a source of fascination for the British public. Books and articles have confined themselves to examples from Africa and the Indian subcontinent, with occasional forays into South America, south-east Asia and the south Pacific. Contemporary historical interest in the Arctic has followed well trodden paths. The history of the indigenous people of the Arctic, both before and after encounter, has consequently been left to archaeologists and anthropologists. The book demonstrates that an 'unchallenged coherence' of beliefs in the Saidian tradition, though present in the emergence of some surprisingly persistent stereotypes, should not be seen as a dominant feature in the Arctic.

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