Rongorongo: The Easter Island Script: History, Traditions, Texts

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xi
  • Contents xv
  • Figures xvii
  • Part I - HISTORY 1
  • I - The Signatures" of 1770" 3
  • 2 - The Great Death"" 8
  • 3 - Discovery 11
  • 4 - Destruction 14
  • 5 - Rediscovery 21
  • 6 - The Search Begins 26
  • 8 - Growing European Interest 40
  • 9 - Bishop Jaussen and Metoro Tau'A Ure 47
  • 10 - Croft, Harrison, and Palmer 58
  • II - Into the 1880s 70
  • 12 - William Judah Thomson and Ure Va'E Iko 85
  • 13 - The Close of the Nineteenth Century 104
  • 14 - How Can the Riddle Be Solved?"" 116
  • 15 - Katherine Pease Routledge 125
  • 17 - The Franco-Belgian Expedition of 1934-35 and Alfred Métraux 158
  • 18 - From Von Heine-Geldern to Heyerdahl 172
  • 19 - The St. Petersburg School 190
  • 20 - Thomas S. Barthel 210
  • 21: Pebbles and Pearls 240
  • Part II - TRADITIONS 265
  • 22 - The Informant Problem 267
  • 23: Nomenclature 271
  • 24: Categories of Inscriptions 281
  • 25 - Songs 301
  • 26 - Tapu 314
  • 27 - The Experts and Nga'Ara 319
  • 28 - Rongorongo Rites 331
  • 29: The "Rongorongo Schools" 340
  • 30 - Reading 348
  • 31 - Language 355
  • 32: Whence and When? 363
  • Part III - · TEXTS 377
  • 33 - Material Resources 379
  • 34 - Production 384
  • 35 - Naming the Rongorongo 392
  • 36 - Statistics 396
  • 37 - Reproductions and Facsimiles 398
  • 38 - The Rongorongo Inscriptions 403
  • 39 - The Epigones 509
  • 40 - The Lost Inscriptions"" 519
  • 41 - Ta'U 528
  • 42 - Mama 538
  • 43 543
  • Conclusion 552
  • Notes 561
  • GLOSSARY 663
  • References 669
  • Index 710
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