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Tonga: A New Bibliography

Martin Daly
Copyright Date: 2009
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    Book Description:

    Tonga is a fascinating and subtle combination of a traditional Polynesian kingdom—the only one to survive the impact of colonization in the nineteenth century and remain independent—and a thoroughly Christian country. This comprehensive bibliography is a selective guide to the most significant and accessible English-language books, papers, and articles on every aspect of the kingdom’s history, culture, arts, politics, environment, and economy. It is a much updated and expanded edition of the original version that was published in 1999 as part of the World Bibliographical Series, with the addition of more than 200 new entries. Each of the approximately 600 described and annotated items is organized under broad subject headings, and indexed by author, title, and subject. In addition—and new to this edition—all known Ph.D. theses, although not annotated, are shown within their appropriate subject categories and indexed. Also new is a section on the most important Tonga-related websites. A general introduction describes the Tongan kingdom, its history and society, and its current situation. Tonga: A New Bibliography will be an invaluable resource for anyone with a serious interest in Tonga and an indispensable volume for academic libraries, reference collections, and policy makers focused on the Pacific islands.

    eISBN: 978-0-8248-6523-8
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Preface
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. Acknowledgements
    (pp. ix-x)
    Martin Daly
  5. Chronology
    (pp. xi-xiii)
  6. Map of Tonga
    (pp. xiv-xiv)
  7. Introduction
    (pp. 1-22)

    Many older people in Britain may have had the same first experience of Tonga as I did: seeing Queen Sālote in an open carriage as the rain poured down on the coronation procession of Queen Elizabeth II in London in 1953, beaming with joy. Others, more recently, may have come to know of Tonga through the Tongans’ great performance in the 2007 Rugby World Cup. ‘Where in the world is Tonga?’, many have asked. It was a question asked so forcefully by her classmates in the United States that Samantha Fisk, going to Tonga with her anthropologist mother, wrote a...

  8. Bibliography

  9. Index of Authors
    (pp. 267-274)
  10. Index of Titles
    (pp. 275-286)
  11. Index of Subjects
    (pp. 287-306)