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Prince of Pirates: The Temenggongs - Carl A Trocki
Prince of Pirates: The Temenggongs - Carl A Trocki
$20.00
Manufacturer Number: ML632A
Stock Status: In Stock
The Prince of Pirates:... Prince of Pirates: The Temenggongs and the Development of Johor and Singapore,... 1784-1885... -... Carl A Trocki... New. At the time this book was originally published in 1979, it put forward a new theory about the early history of Singapore, i.e. Raffles didn't start from...

 

The Prince of Pirates:

 The Temenggongs and the Development of Johor and Singapore,

1784-1885

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Carl A Trocki

Trocki puts forward a new theory about the early history of Singapore, i.e. Raffles didn't start from scratch. For at least a century before his arrival the Sultans of Johore and such of their brother sultans in the archipelago who could wriggle out of Dutch control, had been inviting Chinese capitalists and labourers into their domains to farm opium, gambier and pepper and develop business generally. The Johor sultanate was unique in that it recorded in some detail how these Chinese kongsis, or enterprises, operated. Trocki's work is based on research of these archives. 251 pages with the following chapters

  • 1 - Prelude to Singapore 1784-1819,
  • 2 - The Prince of Pirates, 1819-25,
  • 3 - The Temenggong of Singapore, 1825-48,
  • 4 - The Temenggong and the Chinese, 1844-1860,
  • 5 - Abu Bakar takes Command, 1860-73,
  • 6 - Johor and the Maharaja, 1873-84,
  • 7 - Johor in 1885: Prospects &
  • 8 - The Transformation of the Maritime Polity.
  • Good Hardback in a Good Dust Jacket
  • There is also  a glossary, bibliography and index as well as two appendices. 

  • Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

 

Published by Singapore University Press, Singapore,1979. First edition. 

 

Condition: This is an ex-library book with labels on the spine and a front end paper and stamps on the text block, title page and on a rear end paper. The dust jacket has been well protected by a plastic jacket. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is fairly mild tanning throughout.