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God's Messenger: J. F. Riemenschneider and Racial Conflict in 19th Century New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Oettli, Peter H.

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A biography of the North German missionary Rev. J. F. Riemenschneider (1817 - 1866) who settled in the Taranaki region in the first half of the nineteenth century, based on a thorough reading of all original documents by and about him.

ISBN 9781869693206
Barcode 9781869693206
Published 15 August 2008 by Huia Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781869693206
ISBN-10 1869693205
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Publication Date 15 August 2008
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Oettli, Peter H.
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Australasian & Pacific History
Religious & Spiritual Leaders
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 268
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 525g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress New Zealand - Race relations, New Zealand - History - 1840-1876, Riemenschneider, J. F, Missionaries - New Zealand - Taranaki, Lutheran Church - Missions - New Zealand - Taranaki - History
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education
Dewey Code 266.41092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A new biography of the North German missionary Rev. J. F. Riemenschneider (1817-1866) who settled in the Taranaki region in the first half of the nineteenth century, based on a thorough reading of all original documents by and about him. The book places him into the historical and social context, which not only illuminates his life and work, but throws new light on aspects of nineteenth century New Zealand history. The book outlines Riemenschneider's upbringing in North Germany, his arrival in New Zealand and setting up of a missionary station in Taranaki, rifts between the missionary and his people, his exile from Taranaki and setting up in Otago. Previous biographies have either not accessed all the original German documents relating to Riemenschneider, or have failed to incorporate the social and historical context. This new biography does both.

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Author's Bio

Dr Peter Oettli has a PhD from Auckland University and is a former dean and lecturer at the University of Waikato where he was Pro Vice-Chancellor from 1998-2005. His primary research interest is medieval German literature.

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