Hawaiian Antiquities Epub í Paperback Home Hawaiian Antiquities (Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Special Publication) David Malo10 on Hawaiian Antiquities (Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Special Publication) This is thereprint of the Paperback nd Edition, published by Bishop Museum Press 10 thoughts on “Hawaiian Antiquities (Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Special Publication)” Skimmedthan read This book was mentioned in Sarah Vowell s Unfamiliar Fishes as a primary source, which led me to it.The intro s explain that Davida Malo was Hawaiian nobility and mingled with kings had access to folklore that was all oral tradition before Hawaiian had a written language He was the first only to write these things down, in Hawaiian, in the early 1800s, after he d converted from nat Reply This is a staple for anyone interested in Hawaiian culture This text becomescomplex when you take into account Malo s influences at the time He had Christianity on one side and tradition on the other In a lot of ways, Malo is trying to write about everything that is Hawaiian and does a good job at it It becomes a very modern text due to Hawaii s contextual nature. Reply This is a text, of sorts The book is a collection of thoughts and details acquired by author, David Malo, a native Hawaiian born in 1793, who converted to Christianity and which may have shaded some of his recollections as he rejected the heathen ways of his ancestors Nevertheless, his writings add to an understanding of the ways of the ancients.Much of the book addresses definitions of Hawaiian language a Reply Basically, this is an account of a Hawaiian native who was raised in a traditional lifeway and then converted to Christianity later in life He gives a unique historical narrative about how native Hawaiians lived in the first years post contact A lot of it is pretty dry and is like, Here s a list of the names of some fish, etc but the long, detailed descriptions of the taboo systems make it pretty important I h Reply Interesting as a cultural document generally, although I d question its veracity as a whole The author has obvious biases that show up throughout the text and as the footnotes make clear some of his interpretations and translations are up for debate The end result is an interesting and valuable OBSERVATION of ancient Hawaiian culture, but one that by no means represents a truly objective historical document. Reply Little difficult to read primary source Hawaiian history Must read for all who are interested in Hawaiian history. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. About the Author: David Malo Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Hawaiian Antiquities (Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Special Publication) book, this is one of the most wanted David Malo author readers around the world.