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A Kumulipo of Hawai'i


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He Kumulipo is the sole surviving major cosmogonic chant from Hawai'i.The earliest datable Hawaiian poem, it provides a basis for the history of Hawaiian language and literature. Its vision of the universe as a family tree is an inspiration to all who seek a new mental and emotional relationship between ourselves and our threatened environment. Since its discovery in the nineteenth century, He Kumulipo has posed problems of interpretation. John Charlot applies the principles of form and redaction criticism used in classical ...

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A Kumulipo of Hawai'i 2014, Academia Verlag, Sankt Augustin

ISBN-13: 9783896656452

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