The Malays: A Cultural History (1961)

The Malays: A Cultural History (1961)

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The author has limited himself to the study of the Malacca Malays, although he concedes that in a broader sense the term Malay applies to "almost all the inhabitants of the Malay Archipelago, Formosa and the Phillipines and some of the tribes of Indo-China." Nor does he seem to want any truck with the term Indonesian "which has procved acceptable to politician of races despised by the more advanced peoples of the Malay archipelago. The profitable reading of this condensed book presupposes a good background knowledge of anthropoligical, ethnological, legal, linguistic and religious terminology. The author's noote to lucid style is no help to the uninitiated reader. But the intitated will find the short study a valuable mine of authoritative information.

The Malays: a Cultural History, By RICHARD WINSTED, New York ; Routledge & Keegan Paul. 1961. 198pp. 8 plates.

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