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The Maori: Heirs of Tane

David Lewis & Werner Forman

Orbis Publishing, 1982
ISBN 0856133434
hb,dj, 128pp

GOOD used
minor wear / marks

"Drawing on his considerable knowledge of navigation, archaeology and anthropology knowledge David Lewis tells the story of the creative and warlike people from their origins until 19th century when Europeans arrived. He shows how all aspects of Maori life were interconnected. The gods were believed to be related to the people, and even trees had souls. Since through heroic and warlike deeds 'mana'. or spiritual potency, was created, even the slightest intertribal insult was taken as an excuse for war, and the gods took sides too. Maori myths, their songs and their art, by turns tragic and fierce, joyous and tragic, form an integral part of the book.

Werner Forman's exuberant and sensitive photographs place the Maori in the context of their hauntingly beautiful land, and cast new light on their remarkable artefacts.

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