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The White Rajahs - Steven Runciman
The White Rajahs - Steven Runciman
Manufacturer Number: ML1570
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The White Rajahs

A History of the Rajahs of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946


Steven Runciman


Runciman, best known for his majestic history of the Crusades, embarked on the more recent history of the Brooke family with some trepidation since many of the characters of the story were either recently dead or still living. Despite being invited by the then Governor to write the book and being given access to Government archives and support from the surviving members of the Brooke family, he manages to produce one of the earliest balanced accounts of the reigns of the three Rajahs. Very Good Hardback First Edition  320 pages including about 10 black and white plates, notes, a bibliography, a glossary and an index. 

Weight 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia

Published by Cambridge University Press, 1960. First edition

Condition: The cover is fairly clean with minor rubbing at the top and base of the spine. A previous owner's name is written on a front end paper. The binding is tight, the text clear and there is mild tanning of the pages.