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Hic herde a strif bitweies two: A study of the principal Middle English Debate Poems with special reference to the Bird Debates and the Devotional Debates, their analogues and sources
(University of Canterbury. English, 1974)
The thesis is an investigation into the Bird Debates and Devotional Debates found in Middle English: emphasis is placed on the origin of the form and themes. In Part One the nature of debate is discussed and is found to ...
An investigation of the political attitudes of members of Plymouth Brethren and Pentecostal churches in Christchurch : a research paper
(University of Canterbury. Political Science, 1977)
This research seeks to examine the voting patterns and political attitudes of members of the Plymouth Brethren and Pentecostal denominations. An attempt is also made to study the communication of political values within ...
He whenua te utu (The payment will be land)
(University of Canterbury. History, 1978)
The food resources available to the pre-European Maori were both scanty and scattered, and each hapu (sub-tribe) was therefore highly mobile within its territory. To safeguard claims to resources - for Maori society was ...
Studies on Simuliidae (Diptera) with particular reference to Austrosimulium tillyardianum.
(University of Canterbury. Zoology, 1974)
The aim of my thesis is to present information on population changes in the common New Zealand simuliid Austrosimulium (Austrosimulium) tillyardianum Dumbleton. Larvae of this species live in riffle areas of open-country ...
"A relish for eternity" : the process of divinization in the poetry of John Clare.
(University of Canterbury. English, 1975)
Clare has been highly praised as a purely descriptive poet, but the faithful representation of rural life and scenery is not the sum of his work. In this thesis I consider his achievement as a poet of the "visionary" ...
Private and public realities: A study of the subjective novel in New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. English, 1979)
The assumption lying behind most criticism of fiction written in New Zealand has been that the realistic novel and short story most adequately convey the experience of living in this country. This thesis questions that ...
Equality and social justice
(University of Canterbury. Philosophy, 1978)
The exponential expansion of the human population of the earth, together with the accelerating pressure that is being placed on natural resources, is of a magnitude that threatens soon to render the expression 'scarce ...
The sketches of two of Felix Mendelssohn's unpublished works
(University of Canterbury. Music, 1971)
Inter-relations between cognitive factors in the prediction of outcome among chronic alcoholics
(University of Canterbury. Psychology, 1979)
This thesis is concerned with the role of cognitive dysfunction and other psychological processes in mediating the treatment outcome of hospitalized alcoholics. The research involves identifying antecedent correlates of ...
Problems and methodology in the compilation of an atlas for American literature : Henry Thoreau : a case study
(University of Canterbury, 1971)
This thesis is an investigation of the "sense of place” in American literature and the use of setting in selected works by four major American authors. A theory about the importance of setting in American writing is ...