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Penang Under The East India Company 1786-1858: Andrew Barber Penang Under The East India Company 1786-1858: Andrew Barber

Penang Under The East India Company 1786-1858

Andrew Barber

ISBN 10: 9834337221 / ISBN 13: 9789834337223
Published by AB&A, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New. This book draws together in a readable, compact and well illustrated format, the important elements of the early history of Penang following the establishment of the first British settlement in Malaya in 1786. Although Penang later became a British colony, Francis Light, the East India Company officer who oversaw the founding of the first major settlement on the island, claimed his principal aim was to set up a trading post. This 159 page book traces how the nature of the settlement changed from being a home for free booters and traders to an important part of the expanding British power in Southeast Asia. Chapters include 1 - The East India Company and Eastern Waters 1601-1786, 2 - 'Prince of Wales Island,' 3 - The Administration of Penang, 4 - Trade and Commerce, 5 - The Peoples of Penang, 6 - The Physical Development of Penang, 7 - Penang and Relations with the Malay Sultanates, 8 - A Crown Colony 1858 and a Bibliography. Weight 0.80 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # ML113

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Title: Penang Under The East India Company 1786-...

Publisher: AB&A, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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