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Death rites and Hawaiian royalty : funerary practices in the Kamehameha and Kalākaua dynasties, 1819/1953

Author: Ralph Thomas Kam
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The bones of Hawaii's King Kamehameha the Great were buried in a secret location. His successor Kamehameha III had a half-mile funeral procession. Drawing on missionary journals, government publications and Hawaiian and English language newspapers, this book describes changes in funerary practices for Hawaiian royalty following continuous contact with the West beginning in the 19th century"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Kam, Ralph Thomas.
Death rites and Hawaiian royalty.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
(DLC) 2017036997
(OCoLC)999673819
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Thomas Kam
ISBN: 9781476628615 1476628610
OCLC Number: 1005979182
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Royal Deaths""; ""2. Burial Places""; ""3. Undertakers""; ""Conclusion""; ""Glossary""; ""Chapter Notes""; ""Bibliography""
Other Titles: Funerary practices in the Kamehameha and Kalākaua dynasties, 1819/1953
Responsibility: Ralph Thomas Kam.

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Missionary journals, government publications, and articles in Hawaiian and English language newspapers provide the source material for this first comprehensive look at the transformation of funerary  Read more...

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