Maori Weapons in Pre-European New Zealand [USED]
This is a used copy of Maori Weapons in Pre-European New Zealand by Jeff Evans. It is paperback and 70 pages. Illustrations in black and white.
From the blurb (by Dr Hirini Melbourne):
This book does a marvellous job of bringing together all the knowledge that could be gleaned from written sources on Maori weapons as objects of war. I'm really impressed by the array of weapons Jeff Evans has been able to assemble into one place. Here then is a complete armoury of Maori weapons.
This information will fill a major gap. In my own case, the book has expanded my knowledge about Maori weapons, and has also provided missing information on other weapons I knew nothing about.
What I like about Jeff's work is his focused approach. Maori Weapons doesn't pretend to be the last word on a certain topic it has a single purpose, to compile scattered information into one place. Such reference books are very useful. Like Jeff's earlier books. this one is easy to read and provides a useful starting point for anyone wishing to learn and follow up on weapons.
From a Maori perspective, there is a lot more work to be done to build on this foundation. During war, the weapons of Tumatauenga do all the talking, however, when in the house of Rongo they are put to bed to sleep."