The Making of Modern Malaysia and Singapore:
A History from Earliest Times to 1966
Published as a text book for children in the upper forms of schools in Malaysia and Singapore, this book attempts to set both countries' histories in their local context rather than as an adjunct to European power politics. This 285 page edition is a reprint of the 1969 revision. The book was originally published in 1963 as 'The Making of Modern Malaya.' Contents include chapters detailing Malaysia's Earliest History, The Malacca and Brunei Sultanates, Malaysia in each of the 16th, 17th & 18th Centuries, Portuguese and British Influence, the Founding of Singapore and its Success, the Development of a Pluralist Society, Malaysia Between the Wars, World War II in Malaysia and Developments after the War leading to the formation of Malaysia and the Confrontation with Indonesia. Very Good Paperback. Fourth revised edition
Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Oxford University Press, Singapore, 1977.
Condition: The cover has minimal wear, but the spine is slightly faded There is a smart personal ownership partially stuck to the inside front cover. The binding is tight, the text clear and there is negligible tanning of the pages.