Rulers and Residents:
Influence and Power in the Malay States 1870-1920
This book essentially covers the transformation of Malaya from a group of sultanates into a British colony through examining the relationship between the sultans and their new masters. Although in many ways rulers' powers were more circumscribed, Gullick argues that the sultans also acquired new roles which enabled them to last until the present day unlike their colleagues in neighbouring Indonesia. 411 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.
Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Oxford University Press, Singapore 1992 ISBN: 0195885678
Condition: Very Good. Hardback in a good dust jacket.The front of the dust jacket had a bit of dirt and a couple of blobs of congealed glue, but otherwise it has minimal wear. There is some minor spotting on the inside front and back covers and the first and last couples of pages. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is barely noticeable tanning throughout.