The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 159,847 / 433 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,143
Added to site: 2007.03.18
mnybks.net#: 16304
Genres: History, Myth

This work of translation has been undertaken out of love for the land of Hawaii and for the Hawaiian people.

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s, but for our purpose the Polynesian race is one, and its common stock of tradition, which at the dispersal and during the subsequent periods of migration was carried as common treasure-trove of the imagination as far as New Zealand on the south and Hawaii on the north, and from the western Fiji to the Marquesas on the east, repeats the same adventures among similar surroundings and colored by the same interests and desires. This means, in the first place, that the race must have developed for a long period of time in some common home of origin before the dispersal came, which sent family groups migrating along the roads of ocean after some fresh land for settlement;[2] in the second place, it reflects a period of long voyaging which brought about interchange of culture between far distant groups.[3] As the Crusades were the great exchange for west European folk stories, so the days of the voyagers were the Polynesian crusading days. The roadway through the seas was traveled by singing bards who carried thei

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