Held's History of Sumbawa
Hans Hägerdal
An Annotated Translation
Held's History of Sumbawa
€ 89,00
ISBN:
9789462981614
Release date:
22-03-2017
Available:
Directly
Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
212
Author:
Hans Hägerdal
Series:
Held's History of Sumbawa
Sumbawa is a medium-sized island in eastern Indonesia which has a particularly interesting past. In the premodern era it lay on the trade routes that connected the north coasts of the islands of Melaka and Java with the spice-producing areas in Maluku, while Sumbawa itself exported horses, sappan wood, and rice. Its recorded history covers periods of Hindu-Javanese influence, the Southeast Asian Age of Commerce, early Islamisation, and Dutch colonialism. Dutch Indologist Gerrit Jan Held wrote this book in 1955 but died before it could be published; this volume represents its first translation into English, and includes extensive footnotes that set it in context of current research.