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A History of Java

A History of Java
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108023467

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  • Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781–1826) was a British civil servant and statesman, best known for his founding of the city (now Republic) of Singapore. After the capture of Java by the British in 1811, Raffles was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the island, a position he held until 1815. After a two-year interlude in England, he sailed back to the East, and established the city of Singapore in 1819. These volumes, written during his governorship and first published in 1817, contain his monumental survey and history of the island state. Raffles provides a comprehensive ethnographic description of the island's society, describing its economy, trade, languages and dialects, and religious and social customs, together with a detailed history of the island, including a discussion of the introduction of Islam. These volumes provide invaluable information of the study of contemporary Javanese society and history.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108023467
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
    • weight: 2.861kg
    • contains: 63 b/w illus. 10 colour illus. 2 maps 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Geographical situation of Java
    2. Origin of the natives
    3. Importance of agriculture to Java
    4. Manufactures
    6. Commerce
    7. Character of the inhabitants of Java
    7. Ceremonies of the Court
    8. Language. Volume 2:
    9. Religion
    10. The history of Java from the earliest traditions till the establishment of Mahometanism
    11. History of Java from the establishment of Mahometanism (A.J. 1400) till the arrival of the British forces in A.D. 1811 (A.J. 1738)
    Line of Mahometan sovereigns of Java
    Chronological table of events
    Account of the several principal divisions of Java and Madura
    Appendix A. Unhealthiness of Batavia
    B. Account of the Japan trade
    C. Translation of a modern version of the Suria Alem
    D. Proclamation of the Governor General and regulation passed by the Hon. The Lieutenant Governor in Council for the more effectual administration of justice in the provincial courts of Java
    E. A comparative vocabulary
    F. Account of the Island of Celebes
    G. Numerals according to the Chandra Sangkala
    H. Translation of the Manek Maya
    I. Translation of inscriptions in the ancient Javan or Kawi character
    K. Account of the Island of Bali
    L. Proclamation declaring the principles of the intended change of system
    M. Memorandum respecting weights, measures, etc.

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    Thomas Stamford Raffles

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