Historical Dictionary Of Fiji by Brij V. LalHistorical Dictionary Of Fiji by Brij V. Lal

Historical Dictionary Of Fiji

byBrij V. Lal

Hardcover | December 15, 2015

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This book is the first concise account of the history of the Fiji islands from the beginning of human settlement to the early years of the 21st century. Its primary focus is on the period since the advent of colonial rule in the late 19th century to the present, benefiting from the author's internationally acknowledged expertise as a scholar and writer on the Fijian past. Besides factual information, the book also offers a scholarly assessment of the people and events which have shaped Fiji's history.The Historical Dictionary of Fiji contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Fiji.
Brij V Lal is Professor of Pacific and Asian History at The Australian National University. Fiji-born, he has also taught at the Universities of Hawaii, the South Pacific and Papua New Guinea.
Title:Historical Dictionary Of FijiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.21 × 1.19 inPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810879018

ISBN - 13:9780810879010


Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword: Jon WoronoffPrefaceReader's NoteAcronyms and AbbreviationsMapsChronologyIntroductionTHE DICTIONARY Appendix A. Governors of Fiji (1874-1970). Appendix B. Chief Justices of Fiji (1875-2015). Appendix C. Presidents of Fiji (1987-2015). Appendix D. Prime Ministers of Fiji (1970-2015). Appendix E. Leaders of the Opposition (1967-2015). Appendix F. List of main political parties in Fiji (1990-2015). Appendix G. Population of Fiji (1881-2015). Appendix H. Religious Distribution of Population (2007). Appendix I. External Trade in US dollars (millions) in 1998GlossaryBibliographyAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

[T]his book draws upon, and distils the essence of, his previous 46 books. The centrepiece of the book is the dictionary itself. Its 300 entries are like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, each with its own unique size and shape, each carefully painted in words of different hues and contrasts. It is Lal's retirement present to us, one that will entertain those of us concerned to try to make sense of Fiji as we assemble the pieces this way and that. There are different ways to tell the story of Fiji and this book can be seen as Lal's latest attempt to experiment with new creative ways of writing history by putting the onus on the reader to construct his or her own story.. So beware, dear reader, this dictionary contains many dangerous ideas of the kind that dictators and their apologists want to banish. But we can be sure that Brij Lal will not be silenced. This book is not the end of the road for Brij but the beginning of a new one.