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 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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Barbara Watson Andaya , Leonard Y. Flyer Sample chapter. Recommend to library. First published in , this text is widely regarded as a leading general history of the country. This new and revised edition brings the story of this fascinating country up to date, incorporating the latest scholarship on This new and revised edition brings the story of this fascinating country up to date, incorporating the latest scholarship on every period of Malaysian history, including recent research into pre-modern times.

This text thus provides a historical framework that helps explain the roots of the issues dominating Malaysian life today, and the difficulties of creating a multicultural state where resources are equitably shared and the rights of all citizens are acknowledged. This book is a key text for courses on Southeast Asian history and politics.

Covering a range of disciplinary subjects in the humanities and social sciences, it is also useful for anyone interested in the assessment of young, modernizing nations.

The Heritage of the Past 2. Melaka's Legacy in a Changing Malay World, 3. The Making of 'British' Malaya, 6. The Functioning of a Colonial Society, 7. Negotiating a New Nation, 8. Restructuring Malaysia, 9. Leonard Y. Andaya Publisher: Red Globe Press. Categories: History , Asian History. Hardcover - Ebook - Show More.

Show Less. A new chapter provides insights into Malaysian history of the last 15 years, including the growing influence of the internet and social media in the political sphere Greater attention is paid to the strengthening of civil society movements that have arisen in light of perceived government failures Fresh analysis of Islam's historical role in the Malay world and how it links with the growing Islamization of Malaysia today.

For many years the authoritative resource for students and the general reader, this third edition brings the Malaysia narrative right up to the present, and reviews the entire history of this extraordinary country in the light of recent research.

The Andayas show that historical knowledge is absolutely essential to understand the dynamics of Malaysia today. The history of Malaysia was a fine example of objective scholarship about the country's multifaceted development when it was first published over 30 years ago.

The new edition brings that tangled story up to the present, confirming how truly remarkable the Andayas' achievement has been. Email Address. Please enter the letters displayed.


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