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Author Rosenfeld, Jean Elizabeth, 1940-

Title The island broken in two halves : land and renewal movements among the Māori of New Zealand / Jean E. Rosenfeld.

Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  299.92442 ROSE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 323 pages : illustrations.
Series Hermeneutics, studies in the history of religions (University Park, Pa.
Hermeneutics, studies in the history of religions (University Park, Pa.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-305) and index.
Contents Introduction: Renewal Movements -- 1. Christianity and Colonization: The Pakeha Myth -- 2. Myth and Land -- 3. Fatal Impact versus Positive Adaptation -- 4. Holding Fast to the Land -- 5. "It All Started at Waitara" -- 6. Kotahitanga and the King Movement -- 7. Mana o te Whenua: Power Over the Land -- 8. The Descent into War -- 9. Why the Prophets Rose Up -- 10. Korero -- 11. Pai Marire: A Complex Creation -- 12. Hauhau: The Pakeha View -- 13. The Shift in Maori Leadership -- 14. The Symbolism of the Center -- 15. The Language of Pai Marire -- 16. Ringatu: Problems of Historiography -- 17. Te Kooti: Maui and Moses -- 18. Matawhero -- 19. Raupatu: Land Confiscation -- 20. Urewera, People and Forest -- 21. The Ringatu Messiah: Rua Kenana -- 22. Maungapohatu Is the Mountain, Rua Is the Man -- 23. A Maori Zion.
Summary "Why should anyone outside New Zealand be interested in Maori history? Because it is rich in documents that recapitulate five hundred years of European imperial expansion and the responses to it by indigenous peoples. British humanitarians tried to avoid in New Zealand the tragic mistakes the Crown made in Australia, where aboriginal tribes were nearly exterminated in some cases and severely marginalized in others."--BOOK JACKET. "The Maori "history of struggle" is unique only in its relative success. The British enterprise of colonization and Christianization stimulated the formation of Maori renewal movements to hold fast to their threatened land. The study of these movements elucidates how human beings in general use the sacred to bridge the abyss between old and new worlds during the trauma of invasion and why people turn to religion as a paramount means of salvation from despair."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Maori (New Zealand people) -- Religion.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Land tenure.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Government relations.
Nativistic movements -- New Zealand.
Millennialism -- New Zealand.
ISBN 0271018526