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Penang Under The East India Company - Andrew Barber
Penang Under The East India Company - Andrew Barber
$81.00
Manufacturer Number: ML113A
Stock Status: In Stock
Penang Under The East India Company... 1786-1858... by... Andrew Barber... 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...
 

Penang Under The East India Company

1786-1858

by

Andrew Barber

New. * Currently joint 16th in our best seller list for 2013! *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. Postage within Malaysia is free

Publisher: AB&A, 2009. First edition.

Condition. New. Hardcover.





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