Beginning in the mid-19th century, the forces of social change in Malay gradually gathered momentum and eventually permeated all of Malay society--even reaching those states that still retained their independence. Piecing together contemporary evidence found in official records and in personal reminiscences of Malays and Europeans, this study of Malay social history concerns itself with the position of rulers, the aristocratic class, and the peasant class, and presents a picture of a society grasping for stability in its Islamic faith and its traditions while adapting to a different world.
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"[Gullick is] among the most important writers on the subject of Malay history....As a carefully annotated work on important sources of description of Malay society during this critical period, the book is an important contribution."--Choice
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Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1987. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Signed and dedicated by author, John Gullick. Content is clean and bright throughout. A few pages have yellowed where a newspaper clipping has been inserted. Cover shows light marking and wear. Previous owner's name is stamped on inside cover. AS. Signed and Dedicated by the Author. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 240525