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New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a readable, well-informed and comprehensive history of Malaysia from ancient past to hyper-modern present day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781864489552
ISBN-10: 1864489553
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: Australia


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Author Biography - Virginia Matheson Hooker

Virginia Matheson Hooker is an internationally recognised authority on traditional Malay literature and historiography and has published widely in those fields. She is currently Professor of Indonesian and Malay in the Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University. In Malaysia, she is best known for her research on one of the most authoritative indigenous histories of the Malay world, Raja Ali Haji's Tuhfat al-Nafis (The Precious Gift). She has also written on Islam in Malaysia and is currently researching the relationship between Islam and social change in Indonesia...Series Editor Milton Osborne has had an association with the Asian region for over 40 years as an academic, public servant and independent writer. He is the author of eight books on Asian topics, including Southeast Asia: An introductory history, first published in 1979 and now in its eighth edition, and, most recently, The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future, publi