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New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict, the

Author: James Belich
Publisher: Auckland : Auckland University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Belich
ISBN: 9781869408275 1869408276
OCLC Number: 897428762
Notes: Paperback.
Description: 400 pages ; 216 x 138 mm
Responsibility: James Belich.

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First published in 1986, James Belich's groundbreaking book transformed New Zealanders' understanding of the "bitter and bloody struggles" between Maori and Pakeha in the nineteenth century. This  Read more...

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James Belich's book is a tour de force. In a brilliant new analysis, he demolishes the received wisdom of the course and outcome of the New Zealand Wars... It is a vigorous and splendidly stylish Read more...

 
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