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. As Malaysia enters the twenty-first century, the government is determined to this new edition reinforces the position of A History of Malaysia position as a. This brand new edition of A History of Malaysia brings the story of this fascinating country up to date, incorporating the latest scholarship on.
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Goodreads helps you keep malaysi of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Hlstory. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. While several recent studies deal with the impact of colonial rule and Malaysia’s spectacular economic transition, this book is unique because it tracks developments from early times, and identifies continuities as well as change.
Combining the authors’ specialist knowledge of pre-colonial sources with the most recent contemporary research, this new edition reinforces A Hi While several recent studies deal with the impact hkstory colonial rule and Malaysia’s spectacular economic transition, this book is unique because it tracks developments from early times, and identifies continuities as well as change.
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Combining the authors’ specialist knowledge of pre-colonial sources with the most recent contemporary research, this new edition reinforces A History of Malaysia’s position as a standard reference for all those interested malasia the historical processes that led to the emergence of this culturally varied and economically energetic country. Paperback2nd Editionpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, wndaya sign up. To ask other readers questions about A History of Malaysiaplease sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about A History of Malaysia. Lists with This Book. Oct 26, Vivatimaeternum rated it did not like it. Reads like an academic paper in which the researcher just rambles a lot, just in order to receive more research money. There is no real proper introduction about primary historical sources or ethnic groups and it doesnt mention that Malaysia is malaysis a federation of Sultanates so names as Johor or Perak ov just thrown to you.
Even worse the writer just jumps from subject to subject in mere sentences, so that the book reads like a very confusing mish-mash of facts.
Dec 04, Lweeze rated it really liked it. May 29, Vyvyan rated it liked it Shelves: So, it reads like a textbook. Useful info but I would have preferred a pop history if I could have found one.
Oct 07, unperspicacious rated it really liked it Shelves: This book has become recommended background od in university courses og a number of decades now with a Malay translation of the original edition to boot.
It is not hard to see why. Its scope extends from the earliest known pre-historical archaeological fragments, to the past cultural and economic glories of the Srivijaya and Melaka periods, to encroaching colonialism and imperial rule, and finally contemporary affairs at time of publication the updated edition is dated The burden This book has become recommended background reading in university courses for a number of anndaya now with a Malay translation of the original edition to boot.
The burden of weaving such a synthesis together appears to have been worn quite lightly.
The writing is not particularly inspired, but benefits from being concise without glossing over some amount of historical controversy. That being said, the penultimate chapter on recent developments from onwards feels almost obligatory, verging on sports commentary at times. Much of this recent history I suspect will be common knowledge for most readers familiar with Malaysian affairs.
The writers conclude by teasing out five themes from their historical survey that have permeated Malaysian history: To this one could presumably also add other themes, such as the nature of sovereignty, commercial society, the role of Islam, perhaps even relations with and perceptions of the environment, and so on.
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The indicative bibliography at the back seems good although virtually only for English language readings andyaa, and is well-organised for readers looking at more specialized areas, including andaay history.
Jun 08, Calley rated it liked it. Picked this up as I was travelling to Malaysia and like to have a book to read amdaya learn more about the place while I’m travelling.
This book was not a good choice for such a purpose – it’s way too dense and detail-laden for a casual reader. I mmalaysia out after buying that this book is often used as a textbook, and it feels like it. Its not badly written and might be a great resource for a student or scholar looking for an introduction to Malaysian history.
For a casual reader, however, I would loo Picked this up as I was travelling to Malaysia and like to have a book to read to learn more about the place while I’m travelling. For a casual reader, however, I would look elsewhere – personally I didn’t get beyond andwya first chapter. I ended up reading A Malaysian Journey instead and found this to be a much better choice – a personal story with a lot of modern Malaysian history interwoven. Laura rated it really liked it Aug 12, Anacenaj rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Ieka rated it really liked it Oct 22, Jan Craeynest rated it liked it Jan 08, Bruno Malaysiz rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Nutmeg Publishing rated it really liked it Malahsia 18, Kayalkunas rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Mark Teh rated it liked it Jul 24, Chewtastic rated it liked it Feb 12, Ahmad Hafizal Mohd Yamin rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Adi Farhud rated it really liked it Nov 19, Hafiz rated it it was amazing May 10, Faridatulhusna abdullah rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Germaine Chua rated it really liked it May 11, Chad rated it really liked it Mqlaysia 03, Feb 26, Latif is currently reading it.
John Fetzer rated it really liked it Aug 19, Apr 01, Les rated it liked it. A History of Malaysia is the standard work on the hiistory and effectively covers the broad scope of Malay history from Srivijaya to modern histor Malaysia.
The authors malayxia illustrate common themes in the area’s history — a geographic position between India and China that led to broad cross-cultural blending but also a genius for adaptation, the tone and content nistory relationships between rulers and ruled, and centrifugal tendencies on the Peninsula and Borneo. The book is particularly stro A History of Malaysia is the standard work on the topic and effectively covers the broad scope of Malay history from Srivijaya to modern day Malaysia.
The book is particularly strong on the ongoing discussion of what constitutes “Malay-ness,” and ties together pre-colonial, colonial, and independence period trends. This is not an easy beach read; you might try Jim Baker’s Crossroads: A Popular History of Malaysia and Singapore if you want “history without tears.
Michael rated it liked it Nov 17, Ryan Keller rated it it was amazing May 29, Sitinorshilahmidin rated it it was amazing Sep 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Barbara Watson Andaya. She has also done extensive research on women’s history in Southeast Asia, and of late, on the localization of Christianity in the region.
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