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Description - Making Peoples: A History Of The New Zealanders From Polynesian by James Belich

A new paperback reprint of this best-selling and ground-breaking history. When first published in 1996 Making Peoples was hailed as redefining New Zealand history. It was undoubtedly the most important work of New Zealand history since Keith Sinclair's classic A History of New Zealand.Making Peoples covers the period from first settlement to the end of the nineteenth century. Part one covers Polynesian background, Maori settlement and pre-contact history. Part two looks at Maori-European relations to 1900. Part three discusses Pakeha colonisation and settlement.James Belich's Making Peoples is a major work which reshapes our understanding of New Zealand history, challenges traditional views and debunks many myths, while also recognising the value of myths as historical forces. Many of its assertions are new and controversial.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143007043
ISBN-10: 0143007041
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 137mm x 41mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Penguin Books (NZ)
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
Publish Date: 7-May-2007
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - James Belich

James Belich is Professor of Commonwealth and Imperial History at Oxford University in England. He was previously Professor of History at the Victoria University in Wellington. A former Rhodes Scholar and James Cook Fellow, he has held visiting positions at the Universities of Cambridge and Georgetown. He wrote and presented the award-winning television series 'The New Zealand Wars'. His books include The New Zealand Wars, 'I Shall Not Die', Making Peoples and its sequel Paradise Reforged

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