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Historiographie de la Nouvelle-Caledonie (review)

Historiographie de la Nouvelle-Caledonie (review) the contemporary pacific · 18:2 (2006) Historiographie de la NouvelleCalédonie, by Frédéric Angleviel. Paris: Publibook, 2003. isbn 9-782748-302899; 362 pages, tables, figures, notes. 28.50. Frédéric Angleviel, a professor of contemporary history at the University of New Caledonia, is part of a generation of local historians who have worked to improve scholarly research and pedagogical materials in their country since the Matignon and Noumea peace accords of 1988 and 1998. Others include Ismet Kurtovitch (politics 1940­1953), Louis-José Barbançon (penal colony), Sylvette Boyer (World War I and 1917 Kanak revolt), and Christiane Terrier (free colonization). Angleviel's timely study of the historiography of his country is a useful overview based on four years of gathering and analyzing more than 2,250 references. He also wrote a companion book for teachers, Les fondements de l'histoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie: Définition, périodisation, sources, published in Noumea by the Centre de Documentation Pédagogique in 2003. Given the multiethnic complexity of New Caledonia and the ongoing hegemony of France over an autonomous country, Angleviel's task was a daunting one, and some other scholars in this small society resent the way they are represented. Angleviel aspires to be "as neutral as possible" (6), but he does express his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Historiographie de la Nouvelle-Caledonie (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (2) – Jul 27, 2006

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the contemporary pacific · 18:2 (2006) Historiographie de la NouvelleCalédonie, by Frédéric Angleviel. Paris: Publibook, 2003. isbn 9-782748-302899; 362 pages, tables, figures, notes. 28.50. Frédéric Angleviel, a professor of contemporary history at the University of New Caledonia, is part of a generation of local historians who have worked to improve scholarly research and pedagogical materials in their country since the Matignon and Noumea peace accords of 1988 and 1998. Others include Ismet Kurtovitch (politics 1940­1953), Louis-José Barbançon (penal colony), Sylvette Boyer (World War I and 1917 Kanak revolt), and Christiane Terrier (free colonization). Angleviel's timely study of the historiography of his country is a useful overview based on four years of gathering and analyzing more than 2,250 references. He also wrote a companion book for teachers, Les fondements de l'histoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie: Définition, périodisation, sources, published in Noumea by the Centre de Documentation Pédagogique in 2003. Given the multiethnic complexity of New Caledonia and the ongoing hegemony of France over an autonomous country, Angleviel's task was a daunting one, and some other scholars in this small society resent the way they are represented. Angleviel aspires to be "as neutral as possible" (6), but he does express his

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