A History of the Pacific Islands
A Paperback edition by Steven Fischer in English (Mar 13, 2013)
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Short Description: This wide-ranging study of the Pacific Islands provides a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its broad impact on world history. Spanning over... Read more
This wide-ranging study of the Pacific Islands provides a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its broad impact on world history. Spanning over 50,000 years of human presence in an area which comprises one-third of our planet ? Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia ? the narrative follows the development of the region, from New Guinea's earliest settlement to the creation of the modern Pacific states.
Thoroughly revised and updated in light of the most recent scholarship, the second edition includes:
? an overview of the events and developments in the Pacific Islands over the last decade
? coverage of the latest archaeological discoveries
? several new maps
? an updated and expanded bibliography
Steven Roger Fischer's unique text provides a highly accessible and invaluable introduction to the history of an area which is currently emerging as pivotal in international affairs.
A History of the Pacific Islands Paperback edition by Steven Fischer
- Steven Fischer
- Macmillan Essential Histories, Palgrave Essential Histories
- Macmillan Education UK , Red Globe Press
- Publication date
- Mar 13, 2013
- Edition Number 2; Revised
- Product dimensions
- 140 x 218 x 19mm
List of Maps.- Preface to the Second Edition.- Preface to the First Edition.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- The First Islanders.- Melanesians, Micronesians, Polynesians.- The European Trespass.- The Second Colonization.- New Pacific Identities.- Pacific Islanders in Transit.- Re-Inventing Pacific Islands.- The 'New Pacific'.- Selected Further Reading.- Index.