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Hawaiian culture as it met foreign traders and settlers is the context for Sahlins s structuralist methodology of historical interpretation...

Title : Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom (Asao Special Publications ; No. 1)
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ISBN : 0472027212
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : University of Michigan Press Canada, Origins and Options edition March 16, 1981
Number of Pages : 96 pages
File Size : 583 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom (Asao Special Publications ; No. 1) Reviews

  • azgrad
    2018-10-02 02:08

    Was a great work when it was released. Also important now, nearly 30 years after its initial publication. Some issues, but given its age, a great classic. If you're interested in anthro or Hawaiian history (or even early colonialism), please read!

  • CG
    2018-09-16 23:21

    I had the good fortune to hear Marshall speak, in person, some years ago. Unlike some in the academic world, his talk, on what this book covers, was completely fsascinating. I paid close attention to everything he said. His book isn't quite that trance inducing, however what he covers is nonetheless interesting. He presents his material in a way that is easy to follow. The real test of an anthropologoical text is whether the natives described would accept the observations. I believe native Hawaiians would find this somewhat dry, by their tastes, but nonetheless interesting. The correlation of Lono, and Captain Cook, goes a long way towards explaining what happened, at Kealakekua Bay.