The Maori : a history of the earliest inhabitants of New Zealand /

This is a translation from the original Italian of the work of Dom Felice Vaggioli, an Italian Benedictine monk sent by his Order in 1879 to New Zealand. A Papal directive in 1883 asking missionaries to gather artifacts and information concerning indigenous peoples prompted and encouraged Vaggioli t...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Vaggioli, Felice, 1845-1921.
Other Authors: Crockett, John.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
Subjects:
Online Access:CONNECT
CONNECT
Description
Summary:This is a translation from the original Italian of the work of Dom Felice Vaggioli, an Italian Benedictine monk sent by his Order in 1879 to New Zealand. A Papal directive in 1883 asking missionaries to gather artifacts and information concerning indigenous peoples prompted and encouraged Vaggioli to extend and deepen his earlier studies of New Zealand. This text examines Maori life, customs and arts, as described in Vaggioli?s detailed, appreciative and yet frank appraisal, colored by his own world view.
Physical Description:1 online resource (464 pages)
ISBN:9780773429918
0773429913