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Historical dictionary of Polynesia

by Craig, Robert D.

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Metuchen, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Polynesia
    • Subjects:
    • Polynesia -- History -- Dictionaries.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-282).

      Statementby Robert D. Craig.
      SeriesOceanian historical dictionaries ;, no. 2
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDU510 .C73 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxvi, 298 p. :
      Number of Pages298
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1397254M
      ISBN 100810827069
      LC Control Number93004745

      Three other very readable books trace Tahiti's post-discovery history. Robert Langdon's Tahiti: Island of Love () takes the island's story up to David Howarth's Tahiti: A Paradise Lost () covers more thoroughly the same early ground covered by Langdon, but stops with France's taking possession in The Rape of Tahiti (), by Edward Dodd, covers the . Polynesians form an ethnolinguistic group of closely related people who are native to Polynesia (islands in the Polynesian Triangle), an expansive region of Oceania in the Pacific trace their early prehistoric origins to Island Southeast Asia and form part of the larger Austronesian ethnolinguistic group with an Urheimat in speak the Polynesian Australia: ,

      History definition, the branch of knowledge dealing with past events. See more. This book is both an introduction to Polynesia for interested students and a thought-provoking synthesis for scholars charting new directions and posing possibilities for future research. Scholars outside Polynesian studies will find the perspectives it offers important and its comprehensive bibliography an invaluable resource.

        15 discussion posts. Diane said: Post any books set in Polynesia here., Diane said: Books set in Tahiti or elsewhere in Polynesia: Frangipani by C. Tahiti (French Polynesia: Island) -- History. See also what's at your library, or elsewhere.. Broader terms: Tahiti (French Polynesia: Island) History; Filed under: Tahiti (French Polynesia: Island) -- History Ancient Tahitian Society (3 volumes in 1; Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, c), by Douglas L. Oliver (PDF with commentary at ).


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Historical dictionary of Polynesia by Craig, Robert D. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Historical Dictionary of Polynesia. Alphabetically arranged entries, ranging in length from a paragraph to several pages, describe the important people, food, native animals, politics, history, and culture of Polynesia, which is made up of more than a dozen countries, including American Samoa, French Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, and Tonga.

Robert Craig has translated, authored, or edited several books and journals on Oceania. With the Dictionary, he has produced a scholarly work intended primarily for scholars and has filled a gap in the literature. Robert Craig has translated, authored, or edited several books and Cited by:   The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Polynesia greatly expands on the previous editions through a chronology, an introductory essay.

Historical dictionary of Polynesia. [Robert D Craig] -- Alphabetically arranged entries, ranging in length from a paragraph to several pages, describe the important people, food, native animals, politics, history, and culture of Polynesia, which is made.

"This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Polynesia greatly expands on the previous editions through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Polynesian history from the earliest times to the present."--Publisher.

Historical dictionary of Polynesia book D. Craig is retired emeritus professor of history from Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage.

He has published numerous books, monographs, and research papers, as well as contributions to several encyclopedias.

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As Polynesians left no written history (except for the Easter Islanders, but no one can read their script, rongorongo), their history is gleaned from pottery, tools, and building types/5(5).

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Nuku Island in the southern part of the Vavaʻu Islands, Tonga. (Stefan Heinrich/ CC BY SA ) Western Polynesia, including Tonga, was settled sometimes between years ago. According to the Slow Boat Hypothesis, the ancestors of the Polynesians are of Austronesian descent and still have a connection to Taiwan, but the ancestors of modern Author: Caleb Strom.

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