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Transgressing Tikanga: Captured by Maori: First-hand accounts 1816-1884
 

Transgressing Tikanga: Captured by Maori: First-hand accounts 1816-1884 (Paperback)

Other primary creator Bentley, Trevor

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Transgressing Tikanga is a collection of 20 first-hand accounts written by Europeans who were captured by Maori between 1816 and 1884. These Pakeha men and women were seized when they either committed blatant acts of aggression or unknowingly transgressed tikanga Maori (customary... law), for which utu was required. These captivity narratives are packed with drama and action, and are not always easy reading, but they create a vivid picture of nineteenth-century interactions between Maori and Pakeha. They provide a rich insight into early Maori life, including the principals of captivity and utu, social order, religious practices, everyday customs, and the conduct of warfare. With notes that give detailed historical context, Transgressing Tikanga makes an important contribution to understanding the cross-cultural tensions from which contemporary New Zealand society has emerged.
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ISBN 9781988550183
Published NZ 12 Apr 2021
Publisher Potton & Burton
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988550183
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Potton & Burton
Imprint Potton & Burton
Published 12 Apr 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) Other primary creator Bentley, Trevor
Category Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 230mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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