Item description for Adventures and Encounters: Europeans in South-East Asia (Oxford in Asia Paperbacks) by J. M. Gullick...
South-East Asia has always confronted visitors with exotic cultures, strange lands, and proud monarchies. This anthology offers selections from the whole range of European writing--from accounts by sixteenth-century Portuguese and Spanish spice traders to those by nineteenth-century explorers, naturalists, and literary travellers. The writings express the fascination, the excitement, and sometimes the danger of personal adventures and encounters in South-East Asia. It is the work of a talented minority who found delight in a strange world of their time, a world which is rapidly changing and vanishing. These writers have left a vivid record for the entertainment of the modern reader.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.13" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Release Date Mar 7, 1996
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 9676530905 ISBN13 9789676530905
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More About J. M. Gullick
J. M. Gullick is the pre-eminent writer of pre-war Malaysian history and the author of Malay Society in the Late Nineteenth Century: The Beginnings of Change, and Rulers and Residents: Influence and Power in the Malayan States 1870-1920.