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A History of the Pacific Islands (Palgrave Essential Histories)

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Publisher Comments:

A History of the Pacific Islands traces the human history of nearly one-third of the globe over a 50,000 year span. This is history on a grand scale, taking the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia from prehistoric culture to the present day through a skillful interpretation of scholarship in the field. Fischer's familiarity with work in archaeology and anthropology as well as in history enriches the text, making this a book with wide appeal for students and general readers.

Book News Annotation:

Although under 300 pages, this volume is impressive in its scope, covering all of the Pacific Islands, from the earliest times to the present, and in its command of the material. Among the topics covered are a summary of the people and culture of the islands; the history and impact of colonization; and the impact of succeeding practices and events, such as illness, trade, nuclear testing, and the current political struggles. Fischer is director of the Institute of Polynesian languages and literatures in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Synopsis:

"A History of the Pacific Islands" traces the human history of nearly one third of the globe over a 50,000-year span, taking the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia from prehistoric culture to the present day.

About the Author

Steven Roger Fischer is at the Institute of Polynesian Languages and Literatures.

Table of Contents

The First Islanders * Melanesians, Micronesians, Polynesians * The European Trespass * The Second Colonization * New Pacific Identities * Pacific Islanders in Transit * Reinventing Pacific Islands * The 'New Pacific'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780333949764
Author:
Fischer, Steven R.
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Author:
Fischer, Steven Roger
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - South Pacific
Subject:
Oceania
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Pacific islanders
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - General
Subject:
Oceania History.
Subject:
World History-Australia and New Zealand
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Palgrave Essential Histories
Series Volume:
107-363
Publication Date:
20021004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
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"Synopsis" by , "A History of the Pacific Islands" traces the human history of nearly one third of the globe over a 50,000-year span, taking the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia from prehistoric culture to the present day.
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