Historical Dictionary Of New Zealand by Keith JacksonHistorical Dictionary Of New Zealand by Keith Jackson

Historical Dictionary Of New Zealand

byKeith Jackson, Alan Mcrobie

Hardcover | December 8, 2005

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The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of New Zealand describes the many changes that have taken place during the past decade while building on the solid foundation of the first edition, which already traced New Zealand's long and lively history. The book's introduction gives an overall view of the country, while the chronology plots the path from the earliest settlers to the present. The dictionary includes hundreds of cross-referenced entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. Everything from the examination of the relations between the Pakeha and the Maori to the country's environmental policy is covered in this reference. Further research is enabled by the extensive bibliography. Praise for the Previous Edition: "...an invaluable research aid, a thank-you note seems more appropriate than a review...it is all most clear and precise..." -The Round Table "...an erudite yet very practical guide...historically sound, sober in judgment, and interesting to read..." -Reference Reviews
Keith Jackson is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and has taught at the Universities of Otago and Canterbury as well as contributing lectures at a number of British and American colleges and universities. For some years he contributed regular weekly radio broadcasts on current affair...
Title:Historical Dictionary Of New ZealandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:536 pages, 8.38 × 6.16 × 1.5 inPublished:December 8, 2005Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081085306X

ISBN - 13:9780810853065

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Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Maps and Tables Part 2 Editor's Foreword Part 3 Preface Part 4 Acronyms Part 5 Maps Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Appendix Part 10 Glossary of Maori Words Part 11 Selected Bibliography Part 12 About the Authors

Editorial Reviews

This resource for scholars and general readers provides an overview of the history of New Zealand from the earliest settlers to the present. Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries describe important people, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of this island nation. The volume also features a chronology, b&w maps, and a glossary of Maori words. The second edition has been updated to reflect developments of the past decade.