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Rongorongo : the Easter Island script : history, traditions, texts

Author: Steven R Fischer
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press, 1997.
Series: Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents Easter Island's enigmatic script, Rongorongo, Oceania's only known pre-20th-century writing system. This study of this eloquent graphic achievement shows full transcriptions of all the 25  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven R Fischer
ISBN: 0198237103 9780198237105
OCLC Number: 37260890
Language Note: Text in English and Rapanui
Description: xix : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. History. 1. The "Signatures" of 1770. 2. The "Great Death" 3. Discovery. 4. Destruction. 5. Rediscovery. 6. The Search Begins. 7. Miklukho-Maklai. 8. Growing European Interest. 9. Bishop Jaussen and Metoro Tau'a Ure. 10. Croft, Harrison, and Palmer. 11. Into the 1880s. 12. William Judah Thomson and Ure Va'e Iko. 13. The Close of the Nineteenth Century. 14. "How Can the Riddle Be Solved?" 15. Katherine Pease Routledge. 16. Fantasts and Speculators. 17. The Franco-Belgian Expedition and Alfred Metraux. 18. From von Heine-Geldern to Heyerdahl. 19. The St. Petersburg School. 20. Thomas S. Barthel. 21. Pebbles and Pearls --
pt. II. Traditions. 22. The Informant Problem. 23. Nomenclature. 24. Categories of Inscriptions. 25. Songs. 26. Tapu. 27. The Experts and Nga'ara. 28. Rongorongo Rites. 29. The "Rongorongo Schools" 30. Reading. 31. Language. 32. Whence and When? --
pt. III. Texts. 33. Material Resources. 34. Production. 35. Naming the Rongorongo. 36. Statistics.
Series Title: Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics, 14.
Responsibility: Steven Roger Fischer.
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