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Reading into the past : a historiography of Mangaia in the Cook Islands

Reilly, Michael Patrick Joseph


This thesis applies techniques of textual analysis to selected Mangaian historical narratives. By viewing the texts as literary constructions an historian is able to gain a better perspective of the way the narrations were structured and clothed with particular ethnographic and historical textures. The introduction discusses the principal collectors and the ways they represented their work. The first part establishes the bases upon which the Mangaian past was told. Despite the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991-01
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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