A History of the Pacific Islands (Palgrave Essential by Steven Roger Fischer

By Steven Roger Fischer

This wide-ranging research of the Pacific Islands presents a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its wide impression on global historical past. Spanning approximately 50,000 years of human presence in a space which contains one-third of our planet - Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia - the narrative follows the improvement of the sector, from New Guinea's earliest payment to the construction of the trendy Pacific states. It additionally examines the interesting strategies that have contributed to the formation of the hybrid Pacific we all know today.

A historical past of the Pacific Islands
- lines the terribly diverse family tree of all Pacific peoples, taking a look at their descent from Papuan tribesmen, Austronesian mariners and international colonists
- examines the wealthy inheritance of the Islands because of succeeding waves of invading, then dominating peoples
- explores the impact at the quarter - in addition to the corresponding worldwide implications - of voyaging, whaling, pandemics, colonization, alternate, exploitation, battle, nuclear checking out and nationhood

Informed through the newest study and scholarship, Steven Roger Fischer's targeted textual content presents a entire but concise evaluate of the Pacific Island's previous. it's a hugely obtainable and priceless creation to the historical past of a space that's at present rising as pivotal in foreign affairs.

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