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Australian National University

1. Schmidt, Kaydee. The aitu Nafanua and the history of Samoa : a study in the relationship between spiritual and temporal power .

Degree: 2002, Australian National University

This history of Samoa breaks new ground in using largely neglected Samoan and German language sources. The history examines the relationship between spiritual and temporal power in Samoa and concentrates on Samoan motivations and Samoans themselves. The narrative focuses most particularly on the aitu Nafanua - a powerful female ancestor god whose will and suggestions, received through her spirit mediums, enabled the family she speaks through to take action and bring about changes in the Malo or Government. She acts not only as harbinger of change, but also spiritually legitimizes changes in the Samoan polity...

Subjects/Keywords: Samoan history; Samoan religion; oral history Samoa; Samoan History European Contact period; Samoan chiefly lines and families; Malietoa; Tupua

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APA (6th Edition):

Schmidt, K. (2002). The aitu Nafanua and the history of Samoa : a study in the relationship between spiritual and temporal power . (Thesis). Australian National University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49409

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Schmidt, Kaydee. “The aitu Nafanua and the history of Samoa : a study in the relationship between spiritual and temporal power .” 2002. Thesis, Australian National University. Accessed March 07, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49409.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Schmidt, Kaydee. “The aitu Nafanua and the history of Samoa : a study in the relationship between spiritual and temporal power .” 2002. Web. 07 Mar 2021.

Vancouver:

Schmidt K. The aitu Nafanua and the history of Samoa : a study in the relationship between spiritual and temporal power . [Internet] [Thesis]. Australian National University; 2002. [cited 2021 Mar 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49409.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Schmidt K. The aitu Nafanua and the history of Samoa : a study in the relationship between spiritual and temporal power . [Thesis]. Australian National University; 2002. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49409

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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