The Malays of South-West Sarawak Before Malaysia
The main importance of this book was to disprove the previously held belief that the Malays of South-West Sarawak were ethnically similar to Malays in Indonesia and on the Malay Peninsula. Based on anthropological research carried out during the twenty years when he lived amongst them, Harrisson argues that this group were in fact pagans converted to Islam. Harrisson not only records the people's daily life in detail, but also ventures into more general topics, including how one defines what it means to be Malay. Very Good Hardback in a Very Good Dust Jacket. First American Edition 671 pages with plates, illustrations, maps and an index.
Weight 1.2kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.
Condition: The dust jacket, now protected in a plastic sleeve, has a very small amount of wear on some edges. The binding is tight, text clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.