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The Penguin History of New Zealand (English Edition) This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference on the history of New ZealandNew Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind It was also the first to introduce full democracy Between those events, and in the century that followed, the movements and conflicts of human history have been played out intensively and rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth The Penguin History of New Zealand tells that story in all its colour and drama The narrative that emerges is an inclusive one about men and women, Maori and Pakeha It shows that British motives in colonising New Zealand were essentially humane and that Maori, far from being passive victims of a fatal impact, coped heroically with colonisation and survived by selectively accepting and adapting what Western technology and culture had to offerAlso available as an eBookPLATINUM PREMIER NEW ZEALAND BESTSELLER READERS CHOICE AWARD MONTANA NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS NIELSEN BOOKDATA NEW ZEALAND BOOKSELLERS CHOICE AWARD BEST OF THE BEST,

8 thoughts on “The Penguin History of New Zealand (English Edition)

  1. Ada Ada says:

    This book gives a nice and brief overview of the history of New Zealand Especially the early chapters on New Zealand s pre history and Maori settlement are quite enlightening However, most of the topics are treated somewhat superficially and if you are interested in a in depth history of New Zealand s places and people, you will have to find further material This book is merely an excellent introduction for someone who has never giv

  2. Kerstin Ludwig Kerstin Ludwig says:

    I looked for a book about the history of New Zealand A kiwi told me about the book and he was right It is a not so brief history about the settlements in New Zealand from the first Maori to nowadays.Written with vast knowledge and easy hand It is easy to read even for me as a foreign speaker Liked it a lot.

  3. Nostraticist Nostraticist says:

    King f ngt mit der Besiedlung Neuseelands im 10 Jahrhundert durch die Maori an berhaupt schreibt er sehr viel ber die Maori Er widmet ihnen jedes zweite Kapitel So ist man ber alles informiert 1769 wird das Land von Europ ern besiedelt Das einzige, was mir an dem Buch nicht gefallen hat, ist, dass der Autor die Maori W rter nicht erkl rt und dass man mit den berschriften zu den Kapiteln nichts anfangen kann Ansonsten ist es ein Genuss, das B

  4. Jacdaw Jacdaw says:

    Having arrived in New Zealand from a conference and tourist visit to Australia, as I arrived in Rotorua I realised how little I knew about NZ history even less than the Australia I had studied at school some 40 years before The Maori history had not even been mentioned in Auckland, where I arrived and spent a couple of days before moving on to one of the places I really wanted to see with its hot springs etc did geography at A level So it was a

  5. Muirian Muirian says:

    Great depth of history It would suit students.I ve just emigrated to NZ so wanted to know about the history and culture Certainly the book helps you understand and appreciate the importance of the different cultures and how they have imperfectly integrated.Personally I need to find additional background on the evolution of the culture, politics and economy since the millennium.The book itself refers to many historical names of people and places Thi

  6. David Noble David Noble says:

    As a frequent visitor to New Zealand, I found that this book gave an insight into the factors that make this country so different, particularly in respect to the interfaces between Maori and Pakeha Inevitably, a history will reflect subjective interests, and I would have liked material on the gold rushes, and their impact on he economy and sociology of the country, and the relationship between NZ and Australia Overall, this is an excellent grounding on

  7. Tnwilk72 Tnwilk72 says:

    A fascinating study that includes some analysis that is wonderfully different from what you normally get in books on early modern and modern history The DNA study of rats, for example, was something I was not expecting, while the description of the arrival of the first Europeans was entertaining.

  8. Eryl Ann O'Neill Eryl Ann O'Neill says:

    I have this on my Kindle and have not yet finished it, but have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the wonderful country I read it whilst on holiday in NZ and this enhanced my visit as I could appreciate how the country has developed.

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