A Cultural History
Winstedt, one of the foremost English scholars in Malay affairs at the end of the British colonial period, demonstrates his learning, in this very readable introduction to Malay culture, as he observed it on the peninsula, rather than in the Malay world as a whole. His broad sweep not only looks at culture in the mid-20th century, but also at its roots in Hinduism, animism and other influences prevalent before the arrival of Islam. In this 162 page book there are chapters on Origins, Migrations and Language, Beliefs and Religion, Social, Political, Legal and Economic Systems, Literature and Arts and Crafts and his predictions for the future. There is also a Bibliography. Very Good First Edition. Paperback. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.
Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Kelly & Walsh, Singapore, 1947. First edition.
Condition: The cover has a little wear including a nick out of the top right corner and some rubbing along the spine. A previous owner's name is written neatly in pencil on the inside front cover. The binding is tight and there is very mild tanning throughout. A decent copy of the first edition.