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History of the Indian Archipelago

History of the Indian Archipelago
Containing an Account of the Manners, Arts, Languages, Religions, Institutions, and Commerce of its Inhabitants
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: April 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108056175

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  • Trained as a doctor, John Crawfurd (1783–1868) went on to have a distinguished career in colonial administration with the East India Company. He held senior posts in Java from 1811 to 1816, including that of resident at the court of Yogyakarta. A talented linguist and ethnologist, Crawfurd acquired a sound knowledge of ancient Kawi and contemporary Javanese. Upon his return to Britain in 1817, he became a fellow of the Royal Society and published this three-volume work on the Indonesian islands, principally Java, to great acclaim. Following further service abroad, he published accounts of his various missions in south-east Asia and an encyclopaedic sequel to the present work (all of which are reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). The three volumes of this work cover arts, sciences, medicine, agriculture, language, history, religion, politics and commerce.

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    • Date Published: April 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108056175
    • dimensions: 215 x 142 x 99 mm
    • weight: 2.17kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Advertisement
    Part I. Character:
    1. Physical form of the inhabitants of the archipelago
    2. Manners and characters of the Indian islanders
    3. Domestic ceremonies and familiar usages
    4. Games and amusements of the Indian islanders
    5. Manners of foreign settlers
    Part II. Arts:
    1. Useful arts
    2. Dress
    3. Art of war
    Part III. Progress in Science and the Higher Arts:
    1. Arithmetic
    2. Calendar
    3. Navigation and geography
    4. Medicine, music
    Part IV. Agriculture:
    1. General remarks on the husbandry of the Indian islands
    2. Husbandry of the materials of food
    3. Husbandry of articles of native luxury
    4. Husbandry of the materials of native manufactures and arts
    5. Husbandry of articles chiefly for foreign exportation. Volume 2: Part V. Language:
    1. Language and literature of Java
    2. Language and literature of the Malays
    3. Language and literature of Celebes
    4. Minor languages of the archipelago
    5. General observations on the Polynesian languages
    6. Vocabularies
    Part VI. Religion:
    1. Ancient religion of the Indian islanders
    2. Religion of Bali
    3. Character of Mahomedanism in the Indian archipelago
    4. State of Christianity in the Indian archipelago
    Part VII. History:
    1. Preliminary remarks on the history of the archipelago
    2. Ancient history of Java
    3. History of the propagation of Mahomedanism in Java
    4. History of Java continued
    5. Sequel of Javanese history
    6. History of the Malays
    7. History of Celebes
    8. Portuguese history of the archipelago
    9. Dutch history of the archipelago
    10. Spanish history of the archipelago
    11. Chronological table of the principal events in the history of the archipelago. Volume 3: Part VIII. Political Institutions:
    1. Government
    2. Classification and distribution of the people
    3. Public revenue
    4. Laws
    Part IX. Commerce:
    1. Domestic and internal commerce of the archipelago
    2. Commerce with Asiatic nations
    3. Commerce with European nations
    4. Intercolonial commerce
    5. Description of articles of exportation
    6. Description of articles of importation

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    John Crawfurd

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