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Food for the flames : idols and missionaries in central Polynesia

Author: David Shaw King
Publisher: San Francisco : Beak Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Shaw King
ISBN: 1907372164 9781907372162
OCLC Number: 748369983
Description: xv, 222 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Sources --
The early years of the LMS --
Viriamu --
The missionaries versus the temples and the idols --
Idol materials : feathers, tapa, and sennit --
Idol-trophies and the LMS collections --
Findings --
Appendix 1: Polynesian objects lying at Williams' feet in the Anelay watercolor --
Appendix 2: John Jefferson's account of his visit to a marae at Opare, Tahiti, 3 October 1798 --
Appendix 3: Letter Williams and Threlkeld to Burder 18 October 1821 concerning the introdu[c]tion of Christianity to Rurutu --
Appendix 4: Letter Bourne and Williams to Tyerman and Bennet 11 August 1823 summarizing the Endeavour voyage to central Polynesia --
Appendix 5: Extract from the journal of Williams and Bourne describing the introduction of Christianity to the Central Cook Islands in 1823 --
Appendix 6: 'More joy for Christians': Williams' account of the July 1823 Endeavour voyage to the Central Cook Islands, consisting mainly of Papeiha's narrative of the conversion of Aitutaki --
Appendix 7: The LMS collection: Catalogue of the missionary museum; British Museum LMS collection registration slips; some particulars of the missionary museum --
Appendix 8: Polynesian terms pertaining to gods and god images.
Responsibility: David Shaw King ; photography by Brian Carlson ; foreword by David Attenborough.

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