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Belich, James 1956-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 221 publications in 2 languages and 4,447 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  War television programs  Documentary films  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DU420, 993.01
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Most widely held works by James Belich
Making peoples : a history of the New Zealanders, from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nineteenth century by James Belich( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines Māori and Pākehā backgrounds, Māori settlement and pre-contact history ... re-interprets Māori-European relations from 1642 to the early 1900s ... traces European settlement ... the colonisation ... the colonial economy and society and re-examines the origins of Pākehā"--Jacket
Replenishing the earth : the settler revolution and the rise of the Anglo-world, 1783-1939 by James Belich( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a pioneering study of the anglophone 'settler boom' in North America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand between the early 19th and early 20th centuries, looking at what made it the most successful of all such settler revolutions
The New Zealand wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict by James Belich( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Māori, and the inability of the ‘Victorian interpretation of racial conflict’ to acknowledge those qualities, Belich’s account of the New Zealand Wars offered a very different picture from the one previously given in historical works. Māori, in Belich’s view, won the Northern War and stalemated the British in the Taranaki War of 1860–61 only to be defeated by 18,000 British troops in the Waikato War of 1863–64. The secret of effective Māori resistance was an innovative military system, the modern pā, a trench-and-bunker fortification of a sophistication not achieved in Europe until 1915. According to the author: ‘The degree of Maori success in all four major wars is still underestimated – even to the point where, in the case of one war, the wrong side is said to have won.’
Paradise reforged : a history of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the year 2000 by James Belich( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picks up where Making Peoples left off, taking the story of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the end of the twentieth century. It begins with the search for 'Better Britain' and ends by analysing the modern Maori resurgence, the new Pakeha consciousness and the implications of a reinterpreted past for New Zealand's future. Along the way, the book deals with subjects ranging from sport and sex to childhood and popular culture"--Jacket
The Victorian interpretation of racial conflict : the Maori, the British, and the New Zealand wars by James Belich( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Winner of the Trevor Reese Memorial Prize, this is a meticulous reassessment of one of the great racial wars of the 19th century. Belich (history, Victoria U., New Zealand) argues that the legend of New Zealand race relations is not only flawed, but inaccurate, and shows how Victorian attitudes toward race have distorted the way military and social historians have viewed the Maori-British wars. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
I shall not die : Tītokowaru's war, New Zealand, 1868-9 by James Belich( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prospect of global history( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prospect of Global History takes a new approach to the study of global history, seeking to apply it, rather than advocate it. The volume seeks perspectives on history from East Asian and Islamic sources as well as European ones, and insists on depth in historical analysis
The New Zealand wars = Nga pakanga nunui o Aotearoa by James Belich( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovers the conflicts between Maori and Pakeha in the nineteenth century, when a small tribal group of people clashed with the world's largest empire. Suggested audience: secondary, general
I shall not die : Titokowaru's War, 1868-1869 by James Belich( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titokowaru straddled the Maori and European worlds of the 1860s, and used every device to save the Taranaki people from European invasion. When peaceful negotiation failed, he embarked on a military campaign against government forces.--From back cover
New Zealand by James Belich( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict, the by James Belich( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Maori, and the inability of 'Victorian interpretation' to acknowledge those qualities, Belich's account of the New Zealand Wars offered a very different picture from the one previously given in historical works. Maori, in Belich's view, won the Northern War and stalemated the British in the Taranaki War of 1860-61 only to be defeated by 18,000 British troops in the Waikato War of 1863-64. The secret of effective Maori resistance was an innovative military system, the modern pa: a trench-and-bunker fortification of a sophistication not achieved in Europe until 1915. According to the author, 'The degree of Maori success in all four major wars is still underestimated - even to the point where, in the case of one war, the wrong side is said to have won.' First published in 1986, James Belich's groundbreaking book reshaped our understanding of the 'bitter and bloody struggles' between Maori and Pakeha in the New Zealand Wars. This bestselling classic of New Zealand history is a must-read - and Belich's larger argument about the impact of historical interpretation resonates today
Making peoples : a history of the New Zealanders to 1900 by James Belich( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titokowaru's war and its place in New Zealand history by James Belich( )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Zealand wars by National Library of New Zealand( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1840 the lads as far as the eye could see were part of an empire. The empire was not British, but Maori. Its "Emperor" was the great Ngati Toa chief, Te Rauparaha. Te Rauparaha was the greates empire-builder in Maori history, and New Zealand's most famous poet. Kapiti was easy to attack from, but hard to attack - the same advantage that Britain had in relation to continental Europe."--Container
The New Zealand wars by Landmark Productions ; Television New Zealand( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the 6th of April 1864 a strong patrol set out from the fort at Kaitake, south of New Plymouth. A company each of imperial and colonial infantry, under Captain T.J.W. Lloyd of the 57th, who had just arrived from England. The patrol's mission was to burn crops in abandoned villages. Suddenly, they were attacked by Maori warriors yelling a new war cry "Hau Hau Hau!". The surprised troops were routed, Captain Lloyd and six others were killed and twelve wounded."--Container
The New Zealand wars by National Library of New Zealand( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovers the conflicts between Maori and Pakeha in the nineteenth century, when a small tribal group of people clashed with the world's largest empire. Suggested audience: secondary, general
Antipodes : new directions in history and culture Aotearoa New Zealand( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Zealand wars, 1845-70 : an analysis of their history and interpretation by James Belich( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Zealand wars by National Library of New Zealand( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovers the conflicts between Maori and Pakeha in the nineteenth century, when a small tribal group of people clashed with the world's largest empire. Suggested audience: secondary, general
The New Zealand wars. the war that Britain lost by National Library of New Zealand( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovers the conflicts between Ma?ori and Pa?keha in the nineteenth century, when a small tribal group of people clashed with the world's largest empire. Suggested audience: secondary, general
 
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Replenishing the earth : the settler revolution and the rise of the Anglo-world, 1783-1939
Alternative Names
James Belich historiador neozelandés

James Belich historicus uit Nieuw-Zeeland

James Belich historien néo-zélandais

James Belich Neuseeländischer Historiker

Џејмс Белич (историчар)

Languages
English (187)

German (1)

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Replenishing the earth : the settler revolution and the rise of the Anglo-world, 1783-1939The New Zealand wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflictParadise reforged : a history of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the year 2000The Victorian interpretation of racial conflict : the Maori, the British, and the New Zealand warsI shall not die : Titokowaru's War, 1868-1869New ZealandMaking peoples : a history of the New Zealanders to 1900