A History Of Malaysia / Edition 1

A History Of Malaysia / Edition 1

by Barbara Watson Andaya, Leonard Y. Andaya
     
 

During the past decade a number of historians have carried out fundamental work on various aspects of Malaysian history. These studies reflect the priorities of a new generation of scholars, both Malaysian and Western, whose primary interest is the development of the indigenous society. A history of Malaysia which incorporates recent research is long overdue and

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During the past decade a number of historians have carried out fundamental work on various aspects of Malaysian history. These studies reflect the priorities of a new generation of scholars, both Malaysian and Western, whose primary interest is the development of the indigenous society. A history of Malaysia which incorporates recent research is long overdue and this book is intended to fill that gap.

This new history of Malaysia traces events in the Malay world from early times to the twentieth century and shows how they have contributed to the formation of modern Malaysia. The complex cultural heritage of Malaysia is shown to be decisive in shaping its history. But equally important is Malaysia's strategic position on an international trade route linking China, India, and the West. The changing world trade has been a determining factor in the growth and direction of Malaysia's political and social institutions.

In this book, basic new research data on the pre-1800 period gathered not only from European archives but also from an extensive study of indigenous manuscripts and legends are incorporated with a useful synthesis of better known secondary materials. It is therefore both an introductory textbook on Malaysian history and an original contribution to the literature on Malaysia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312381219
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/19/1984
Series:
MacMillan Asian Histories Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface to the Second Edition
Note on Spelling and Currency
Abbreviations
Maps
Introduction: The Environment and Peoples of Malaysia1
1The Heritage of the Past7
2Melaka and its Heirs39
3The Demise of the Malay Entrepot State, 1699-181979
4'A New World is Created', 1819-74117
5The Making of 'British' Malaya, 1874-1919160
6The Functioning of a Colonial Society, 1919-41210
7Negotiating a New Nation, 1942-69256
8Restructuring Malaysia, 1969-2000301
Conclusion: Some Themes in Malaysian History337
Notes345
Further Reading352
Glossary372
Index377

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