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Maori Weapons in Pre-European New Zealand

Maori Weapons in Pre-European New Zealand

Jeff Evans

At a time of renewed interest in Maori martial arts, Maori Weapons serves as the ideal reference work.

Jeff Evans has collected all the available research to provide a full armoury of traditional Maori weapons in one concise volume. Maori Weapons provides cultural and technical information on the handmade weapons used by Maori, along with extensive photos and line drawings.

From the well-known taiaha and mere to the more obscure wahaika and maripi, this comprehensive guide will serve a range of students, practitioners and general readers.

This valuable book has been out of print for some time. Libro International will be releasing the new Maori Weapons on 21 August.

Praise for the first edition of Maori Weapons:

‘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’ – Dr Hirini Melbourne

‘A well-resourced and factual volume, supported by legends and slices of history’ – Daily Post

The author: Jeff Evans is a well-known writer and photographer who has authored a number of works relating to Maori canoes and warfare, including Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand, Nga Waka o Nehera: The first voyaging canoes and Waka Taua: The Maori War Canoe. Jeff lives with his family in Te Atatu, Auckland.

Release Date: 21 August 2014 | ISBN: 978-1-877514-70-8 | RRP $34.99

Paperback, 250 x 185 mm, 72 pages with illustrations


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