Polynesia, 900–1600

A historical overview and thematic examination of Polynesia (especially New Zealand and its outlying islands), 9001600.

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£12.95 ISBN-13: 9781641892148

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Madi Williams

This book provides a concise overview of the history of Polynesia, focusing on New Zealand and its outlying islands, during the period 9001600. It provides a thematic examination of  Polynesia to avoid placing the region’s history into an inaccurate, linear Western chronology. The themes of movement and migration, adaptation and change, and development and expansion offer the optimal means of understanding Polynesia during this time. Through this innovative and unique perspective on Polynesian history, which has not been previously undertaken, the reader is encouraged to think about regions outside Europe in relation to the premodern period.

Contents

Preface
Peoples, Geography, and Time
Part 1: Movement and Migration
Part 2: Adaptation and Change
Part 3: Complexity and Culture
Conclusion
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