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Traditions and Superstitions of the New Zealanders

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 322 Nombre de pages
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Zusammenfassung Originally published in 1854, this book describes the cosmology and culture of the Maori people of New Zealand. Th... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung Originally published in 1854, this book describes the cosmology and culture of the Maori people of New Zealand. The physician, colonial administrator and interpreter Edward Shortland (1818-93) based his account on close interaction with the Maori themselves, resulting in distinctive insights into topics such as tapu and land tenure.

Texte du rabat

This distinctive 1854 ethnography by a British colonial interpreter drew on his excellent relationships with Maori leaders.



Contenu

Preface; 1. Origin of the New Zealanders; 2. Natural divisions of the New Zealanders; 3. Genealogy of mankind; 4. 'Atua', their nature and attributes; 5. Explanation of the words 'Tapu' and 'Noa'; 6. Causes of disease; 7. Charms and spells; 8. Education of youth; 9. Selections from songs called 'Waiata', with translations; 10. Oratory. 'Whakatauki', or proverbs; 11. State of civilization of the New Zealanders when first discovered; 12. Divisions of the New Zealanders into 'Waka', 'Iwi', and 'Hapu'; 13. Arms; 14. A New Zealander's will; Appendix; Vocabulary.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Traditions and Superstitions of the New Zealanders
Sous-titre: With Illustrations of Their Manners and Customs
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Code EAN: 9781108039895
ISBN: 1108039898
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 322
Poids: 432g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T19mm
Année: 2011