A Short History of Malaya – G. P. Dartford (1958)

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A Short History of Malaya – G. P. Dartford (1958)

S$59.00

Title: A Short History of Malaya

Author: G. P. Dartford

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co., 1958. Second edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Very good. Slight sunning to spine, slight foxing to endpapers. Small inscription to ffep, and very small pen mark to bibliography. 218pp., app 7.5″ by 4″.

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Description

A fairly short (about 200 pages) but very succinct and comprehensive history of Malay. One of the most helpful things about this book is that it at least dedicates a respectable portion of the book, about 80 pages, to the period before British colonial rule – a time which is rather shrouded in mystery. Included in Chapter 7 are lists of the Sultans of Johor and Bugis minor royalty, who ruled in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Contents:

  1. The Stone Age and the First Malayans
  2. Relations with China and India, 300 B.C – A.D. 1400
  3. The Sultanate of Malacca
  4. The Coming of the Portuguese
  5. Portuguese Malacca and the Malay States
  6. The Dutch Period
  7. The Malay States in the 17th and 18th centuries
  8. The Foundations of the Straits Settlements
  9. The Straits Settlements as a Dependency of India
  10. The Residential System in the Malay States
  11. Modern Malaya: The Governments, The People and the Social Services 1895-1941
  12. Modern Malay: Economic Changes, 1895-1941
  13. War and Peace, 1941-1948
  14. The Road to Independence