SG Chronicles : Pre Colonial Singapore

Straits Times Press

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press are jointly launching the Singapore Chronicles series in 2015. This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore. Each volume in this series will serve as a primer on the subject.

PRE-COLONIAL SINGAPORE

The conventional and dominant view of Singapore’s history is that it began with Stamford Raffles’ arrival on the island in January 1819, and that nothing of significance, if at all anything, happened on this island before that. This book attempts a re-examination of the existing evidence in conjunction with excavated archaeological evidence and Portuguese and Dutch archival records to argue that there were significant developments on and around the island. They shaped Singapore’s historical development after 1819 and could alter our understanding of what Singapore is about in history.

AUTHOR: KWA Chong Guan

 

ISBN

9789814747110

Language

English

Binding

Limp cover

Trim Size

129 mm x 196 mm (portrait)

Extent

96 pages

Published Date (Month, Year)

September 2017

Weight

140g