Oral Tradition in Melanesia
Historians used to be interested mainly in the actions and ideas of a few powerful men . Until the Pacific War ended, and many former colonial territories became independent , those few powerful men were European political and military leaders , who wrote books, kept diaries, and corresponded with other people like themselves . Historians , often literate Europeans themselves , were content to reconstruct the past using the written remains of their heroes . Three related events have...[Show more]
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