Legendary Hawai i and the Politics of Place

The Sacred Pavement of Liloa " ( 3.11 [ 1890 ] : 2 ) by F. J. Testa and " The Legend of Na - Iwi - O - Pae " written by Emma Kaipu ( 11.8 [ 1898 ] : 117-118 ) forged strong connections between history , story , and place that did not ...

Legendary Hawai i and the Politics of Place

Hawaiian legends figure greatly in the image of tropical paradise that has come to represent Hawai'i in popular imagination. But what are we buying into when we read these stories as texts in English-language translations? This is the question that Cristina Bacchilega poses in her examination of how stories labeled as Hawaiian "legends" have been adapted to produce a legendary Hawai'i primarily for non-Hawaiian readers or other audiences. With an understanding of tradition that foregrounds history and change, Bacchilega examines how, following the 1898 annexation of Hawai'i by the United States, the publication of Hawaiian legends in English delegitimized indigenous narratives and traditions and at the same time constructed them as representative of Hawaiian culture. Hawaiian mo'olelo were translated in popular and scholarly English-language publications to market a new cultural product: a space constructed primarily for Euro-Americans as something simultaneously exotic and primitive and beautiful and welcoming. To analyze this representation of Hawaiian traditions, place, and genre, Bacchilega focuses on translation across languages, cultures, and media; on photography, as the technology that contributed to the visual formation of a westernized image of Hawai'i; and on tourism as determining postannexation economic and ideological machinery. In a book with interdisciplinary appeal, Bacchilega demonstrates both how the myth of legendary Hawai'i emerged and how this vision can be unmade and reimagined.

Christian Society and the Crusades 1198 1229

For the sacred altar, formed of all kinds of precious materials and admired by the whole world, was broken into bits ... and slippery pavement, were stabbed when they fell, so that the sacred pavement was polluted with blood and filth.

Christian Society and the Crusades  1198 1229

During the thirteenth century, the widespread conviction that the Christian lands in Syria and Palestine were of utmost importance to Christendom, and that their loss was a sure sign of God's displeasure with Christian society, pervaded nearly all levels of thought. Yet this same society faced other crises: religious dissent and unorthodox beliefs were proliferating in western Europe, and the powers exercised, or claimed, by the kings of Europe were growing rapidly. The sources presented here illustrate the rising criticism of the changing Crusade idea. They reflect a sharpened awareness among Europeans of themselves as a community of Christians and the slow beginnings of the secular culture and political organization of Europe.

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

The king had scarcely passed the gate of the temple leading to the sacred pavement of Liloa , which connected the heiau with the royal mansion , and which privileged feet alone could tread , when Nunu , after exchanging a few words with ...

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii


The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

The king had scarcely passed the gate of the temple leading to the sacred pavement of Liloa, which connected the heiau with the royal mansion, and which privileged feet alone could tread, when Nunu, after exchanging a few words with the ...

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

The legends are of a little archipelago which was unknown to the civilized world until the closing years of the last century, and of a people who for many centuries exchanged no word or product with the rest of mankind; who had lost all knowledge, save the little retained by the dreamiest of legends, of the great world beyond their island home; whose origin may be traced to the ancient Cushites of Arabia, and whose legends repeat the story of the Jewish genesis; who developed and passed through an age of chivalry somewhat more barbarous, perhaps, but scarcely less affluent in deeds of enterprise and valor than that which characterized the contemporaneous races of the continental world; whose chiefs and priests claimed kinship with the gods, and step by step told back their lineage not only to him who rode the floods, but to the sinning pair whose re-entrance to the forfeited joys of Paradise was prevented by the large, white bird of Kane ; who fought without shields and went to their death without fear; whose implements of war and industry were of wood, stone and bone, yet who erected great temples to their gods, and constructed barges and canoes which they navigated by the stars; who peopled the elements with spirits, reverenced the priesthood, bowed to the revelations of their prophets, and submitted without complaint to the oppressions of the tabu ; who observed the rite of circumcision, built places of refuge after the manner of the ancient Israelites, and held sacred the religious legends of the priests and chronological meles of the chiefs.

Church reader

Their mistake is not that they have failed to get a piece of the sacred pavement of God's Word , but that they have taken a single piece away with them , and so have marred the design of the whole . We must , therefore , not forget that ...

Church reader


Side lights on Scripture Texts

During the conflicts of the factions , the Zealots being unhampered by religious scruples , clouds of missiles were continually discharged into the inner court of the Temple , and the whole sacred pavement was strewn with dead bodies .

Side lights on Scripture Texts


History of the Destruction of Jerusalem and the Desolation of Palestine

... yet , though he suffered considerable loss , John would not intermit his attacks ; clouds of missiles were continually discharged into the upper court of the temple , and the whole sacred pavement was strewn with dead bodies .

History of the Destruction of Jerusalem  and the Desolation of Palestine


Social History of the Races of Mankind

After the hog had been killed and the hair had been singed off by the application of lighted reed - torches , it was transported to the sacred pavement in front of the depository of the idols , where it was disembowelled , and if the ...

Social History of the Races of Mankind


Writings of Severn Teackle Wallis

The unshod feet of infidels , as we have seen , could wear away a sacred pavement , and why should finger - nails do less cross . a with sacred columns ? It is obvious 284 GLIMPSES OF SPAIN .

Writings of Severn Teackle Wallis


Round the World Letters

On this sacred pavement , sixty years ago , stood two American missionaries , bound and fettered , ready for the executioner , but before the fatal deed was accomplished , the British soldiers burst in upon them .

Round the World Letters


An Account of the Polynesian Race

... but his disregard and desecration of the ancient tabu places , the tearing up and overturning the sacred pavement of Liloa , the burning of the sacred pepper - tree supports of the ancient palace of the Hawaiian kings , said to have ...

An Account of the Polynesian Race


The Works of Mrs Cowley Dramas

The place is fit , The rights of Kings are sacred and uncurbed . Vicegerents from the Gods , their power we wield , Their temples our's . - Yet , I will not imbue The sacred pavement with thy rebel blood ; Bear him away ! and instant to ...

The Works of Mrs  Cowley  Dramas


History of the Ancient Peoples of the Classic East The dawn of civilization Egypt and Chaldea v 2 The struggle of the nations Egypt Syria and Assyria v 3 The passing of the empires 850 330 B C

The greater number seat themselves on the sacred pavement , with a cord twisted about their heads , -and there is always a great crowd there , coming and going ; the women being divided by ropes into long lanes , along which strangers ...

History of the Ancient Peoples of the Classic East  The dawn of civilization  Egypt and Chaldea    v  2  The struggle of the nations  Egypt  Syria and Assyria    v  3  The passing of the empires  850 330 B  C


Deborah A tale of the times of Judas Maccabaeus

A procession, such as might appropriately have had its rehearsal in Pandemonium, entered the sacred precincts. ... while the blasphemers, stripping bare their lower limbs, danced in the blood which drenched the sacred pavement.

Deborah  A tale of the times of Judas Maccabaeus

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Social History of the Races of Mankind

After the hog had been killed and the hair had been singed off by the application of lighted reed - torches , it was transported to the sacred pavement in front of the depository of the idols , where it was disembowelled , and if the ...

Social History of the Races of Mankind


The Dawn of Civilization

The greater number seat themselves on the sacred pavement , with a cord twisted about their heads , and there is always a great crowd there , coming and going ; the women being divided by ropes into long lanes , along which strangers ...

The Dawn of Civilization


The History of the Jews

The sacred songs of the Levites gave place to the ribald jests of a debauched soldiery . ... clouds of missiles were continually discharged into the inner court of the Temple , and the whole sacred pavement was strewn ...

The History of the Jews