Download e-book for kindle: A Concise History of New Zealand (2nd Edition) by Philippa Mein Smith

By Philippa Mein Smith

ISBN-10: 1107402174

ISBN-13: 9781107402171

New Zealand was once the final significant landmass, except Antarctica, to be settled through people. the tale of this rugged and dynamic land is fantastically narrated, from its origins in Gondwana a few eighty million years in the past to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the consequences of the country's smallness and isolation, from its overdue payment by way of Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by means of Europeans—and the exchanges that made those humans Maori and Pakeha—to the dramatic struggles over land and up to date efforts to regulate international forces. A Concise background of recent Zealand areas New Zealand in its worldwide and neighborhood context. It unravels key moments—the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac touchdown at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior—showing their position as nation-building myths and connecting them with the fewer dramatic forces, financial and social, that experience formed modern New Zealand.

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After two years on the throne he was murdered by Bagoas, who now supported another claimant to the throne, Artashata (=DARIUS III). Briant 1996:794–6; Kuhrt 1995:675 Artaxerxes III Achaemenid king, son and successor of ARTAXERXES II (359–338). According to Plutarch his succession was the result of a violent struggle with several of his brothers. The most important event of his reign was the re-conquest of Egypt, which had rebelled against Persian rule during his father’s lifetime. He first subdued a revolt of Cyprus and the Phoenician cities that was supported by a large contingent of Greek mercenaries.

21st century); the earliest Hurrian king attested so far. He left an inscription Gurney 1990:38–9 21 Arsaces I Artaxerxes II Arsaces I (=Parthian Arshak) Parthian king, from the Iranian, nomadic tribe of the Parni, founder of the Arsacid dynasty (c. 247/238– 217). His history is mainly known from classical sources, although his name appeared on coins and ostraca from the period. Against the background of an internecine Seleucid war in the west, some of the eastern provinces of the Seleucid empire rebelled.

According to the Assyrian King List he was the son and successor of ASHUR-BEL-NISHESHU (1408–1401). A single building inscription on a clay cone records the restoration work on the inner city wall at Assur. Grayson 1976:70–1 Ashur-resha-ishi I Assyrian king, son of MUTAKKILNUSKU, eighty-sixth in the Assyrian King List (1132–1115). He managed to reverse the ill fortunes of Assyria during his reign by taking decisive action against pastoralist tribes on the eastern and western borders of the realm, such as the Lullume, the Guti and the Arameans.

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