Held's History of Sumbawa
Title
Held's History of Sumbawa
Subtitle
An Annotated Translation
Price
€ 99,00
ISBN
9789462981614
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
212
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Category
History
Discipline
Asian Studies
Table of Contents
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1. Translator's introduction 2. The ancient period 3. Islam and Makassar 4. The Sumbawan kingdoms under VOC suzerainty (1) 5. The Sumbawan kingdoms under VOC suzerainty (2) 6. In the wake of the Tambora disaster 7. From colonial rule to independence Appendix: Lists of Sumbawan rulers
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Hans Hägerdal

Held's History of Sumbawa

An Annotated Translation

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.
Author

Hans Hägerdal

Hans Hägerdal is a Professor in History at Linnaeus University, Sweden. His major fields are East and Southeast Asian history, in particular focusing on early-modern colonial encounters and enslavement. His publications include Held’s History of Sumbawa (2017) and Savu: History and Oral Tradion on an Island of Indonesia (with Geneviève Duggan, 2017).