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Social and cultural dynamics in early Marquesan history

Thomas, Nicholas Jeremy

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This study is concerned with the early social and political history of the Marquesas Islands in eastern Polynesia. This history is seen in part as a cultural process, and as one which cannot be dissociated from a wider Polynesian context of development and transformation. The first part reconstructs indigenous Marquesan social relations, drawing particularly upon evidence from Taiohae, Nukuhiva, and Tahuata. Although Marquesan societies could be described as ‘chiefdoms’, chiefs lacked...[Show more]

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Date published: 1986-02
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/113396

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