A History Of The Pacific Islands

A History Of The Pacific Islands

by Steven Roger Fischer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333949757

ISBN-13: 9780333949757

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This wide-ranging study of the Pacific Islands provides a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its broad impact on world history. Spanning nearly 50,000 years of human presence in an area which comprises one-third of our planet - Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia - the narrative follows the development of the region, from New Guinea's…  See more details below

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This wide-ranging study of the Pacific Islands provides a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its broad impact on world history. Spanning nearly 50,000 years of human presence in an area which comprises one-third of our planet - Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia - the narrative follows the development of the region, from New Guinea's earliest settlement to the creation of the modern Pacific states. It also examines the fascinating processes which have contributed to the formation of the hybrid Pacific we know today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333949757
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Palgrave Essential Histories Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1The First Islanders1
2Melanesians, Micronesians, Polynesians23
3The European Trespass81
4The Second Colonization120
5New Pacific Identities169
6Pacific Islanders in Transit201
7Reinventing Pacific Islands230
8The 'New Pacific'262
Selected Further Reading287
Index298

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