The Contest for North Sumatra: Aceh, the Netherlands and Britain, 1858 - 1898
Aceh and North Sumatra have the double distinction of being both one of the few places in the Archipelago that were left virtually untouched by Indian influence in pre-Islamic times and also of being an important base for Arab and Indian traders who, inter alia, initiated the spread of Islam in the area. That history of independence meant it was one of the last areas over which the Dutch were able to exert their control. Here, in a recently revised edition of his 1989 work, Anthony Reid, traces the history of increasing Dutch influence and the efforts of the British, based in the Straits Settlements, to thwart it. 288 pages with a bibliography, index, maps, tables and some black and white photographs. New Paperback Revised edition Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by: University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017, Revised
Condition: New. Paperback.