Polynesia, 900-1600
Title
Polynesia, 900-1600
Price
€ 15,95
ISBN
9781641892148
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
104
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
11.1 x 18.1 cm
Table of Contents
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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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Madi Williams

Polynesia, 900-1600

This book provides a concise overview of the history of Polynesia, focusing on New Zealand and its outlying islands, during the period 900–1600. 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.
Author

Madi Williams

Madi Williams (University of Canterbury) researches the boundaries of history and the inclusion of Indigenous and non-Western perspectives into New Zealand/Aotearoa and South Pacific histories.