Native Lands : A Global Journey into History and Memory, Hardback

Native Lands : A Global Journey into History and Memory Hardback

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Native Lands is Norman Davies's account of a global circumnavigation, of the places he visited and the history he found there, from Abu Dhabi to Singapore, the settlement of Tasmania to the short-lived Republic of Texas.

As in Vanished Kingdoms, Davies's historical gaze penetrates behind the present to see how things became as they are, and how peoples came to tell themselves the stories which make up their identities.

Everywhere, it seems, human beings have been travelling - pushing out others or arriving in terra nullius - since the beginning of recorded time.

To whom is a land truly native? As always, Norman Davies has his eye on the historical horizon as well as on what is close at hand, and brilliantly complicates our view of the past.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 848 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781846148316

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