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James Belich

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James Belich is Professor of Commonwealth and Imperial History at Oxford University in England. He was previously Professor of History at the Victoria University in Wellington.

A former Rhodes Scholar and James Cook Fellow, he has held visiting positions at the Universities of Cambridge and Georgetown. He wrote and presented the award-winning television series 'The New Zealand Wars'.

His books include The New Zealand Wars, 'I Shall Not Die', Making Peoples and its sequel Paradise Reforged