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By Barbara Watson Andaya, Leonard Y. Andaya

ISBN-10: 0333276736

ISBN-13: 9780333276730

ISBN-10: 1349169277

ISBN-13: 9781349169276

This fresh version of A background of Malaysia brings the tale of this interesting kingdom brand new, incorporating the newest scholarship on each interval of Malaysian historical past. a brand new bankruptcy offers insights into Malaysian historical past of the final 15 years, together with the transforming into impact of the web and social media within the political sphere. clean research of Islam's old position within the Malay international and the way it hyperlinks with the growing to be Islamization of Malaysia at the present time makes this a well timed study.

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For indisputable evidence of Malaya's centuries-old relationship with India, which trade initiated and sustained, one must look at the influence of the sub-continent on Malay culture. The growth of trade with India brought the coastal peoples in much of the Malay world into contact with two major religions, Buddhism and Hinduism, and with concepts of political power well established in India. 5 Without the physical testimony of great monuments or inscriptions, it is not possible to discuss the effects of Indian influence in any depth.

Located on the convergence of two major sea routes, it was linked to the great markets of India and China by the annual monsoon wind systems. Although the all-sea route between China and India did not come into use until the fifth century, trading links between India and the Malay world were well established at least two hundred years before that. A second factor in the growth of trade to and within the Malay archipelago was the richness of its natural resources, which provided a multitude of products for sale or exchange.

The expanding lists of marketable products, the experimentation which must have preceded any appreciation of new uses for specific plants and animals, and the development of more efficient trapping and collecting techniques, could only have occurred in response to the demands of a lively and growing market. But this market could not be just a local concern, for the potential buyers of camphor and lakawood, incense and gold, were far away. Furthermore, it was goods from distant lands - cloth, copper and ironware, musical instruments, beads, pottery, glass, drums - which were desired in the Malay region.

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