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Upon a Stone Altar: A History of the Island of Pohnpei to 1891

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Title:Upon a Stone Altar: A History of the Island of Pohnpei to 1891
Authors:Hanlon, David
Keywords:HISTORY / Oceania
Date Issued:1988
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Description:Upon a Stone Altar tells the history of a remarkable people who inhabit the island of Pohnpei in the Eastern Caroline Islands of Micronesia. Since the beginnings of intensive foreign contact, Pohnpei has endured numerous disruptive conflicts as well as attempts at colonial domination. Pohnpeians creatively adapted to change and today live successfully in a modern world not totally of their own making. Hanlon uses the vast body of oral tradition to relate the early history of Pohnpei, including the story of the building of a huge complex of artificial stone islets, Nan Madol.
Pages/Duration:352 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/63556
ISBN:9780824883904
9780824883911
Rights:CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Appears in Collections: Pacific


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