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Colonialism in the Malay Archipelago: Civilisational Encounters

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Osman Bakar, Ahmad Murad Merican & Wan Ali Wan Mamat (Editors)

Paperback, 330 pages



In this book fourteen leading scholars and intellectual-activists provide a collective treatment of the theme of colonialism in the Malay Archipelago from the as yet little explored perspective of civilisational encounters. The centuries-long Western colonial presence in the Archipelago had generated both peaceful and violent encounters that were to prove consequential on the civilisational history of the region. The book's chapters attempt to present new civilisational encounters and their significance for the life and thought of contemporary Malay Archipelago that now comprises the modern nation-states of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Timor Leste.




The Civilisational History of the Malay Archipelago: Arguing for a New Narrative - Osman Bakar


Rediscovering History: Malay Culture and Civilisation Today - Anwar Ibrahim


1. Portugal's Conquest of Malacca and Spice Monopoly: Manueline Imperial Policy as the Motivating Factor - Osman Bakar


2. Representations of Colonialism: The Coming of Europeans to the Malay Archipelago - Ahmad Murad Merican


3. Banda Islands and the Treaty of Breda 1667 - Bondan Kanumoyoso


4. The Invention of the 'Bornean Pirate': The Nineteenth Century 'War on Piracy' as Pretext for Colonial Intervention - Farish A. Noor


5. Historicising Malayness: Spanish Colonialism and the Emergence of the "Hispanised" Malay


6. Antonio Pigafetta's Description of Filipino Women - Maria Luisa T. Camagay


7. Manial Fifty Years After Magellan


8. The 'Ulama and Colonial Politics: The Experiences of Indonesia and Malaysia - Jajat Burhanudin


9. Tuan Guru Abdullah bin Qadi Abdus Salaam (1712-1807): A Malay Hero at Cape Town - Achmat Salients


10. Colonisation and the Groth of the Riba Industry in Colonial Malaya - Mohd Nazari Ismail


11. Connectivity and Constructivism: Islam, Colonial History and Malaysia's Foreign Policy - Mohamad Abu Bakar


12. The Crisis of Identity: The Impact of Colonialism and Postcolonialism with Special Reference to Language and Education in Malaysia - Awang Sariyan


13. Colonial Myth of the Lazy Native: Postcolonial Answers from History and Literature - Md. Salleh Yaapar