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by Steven Runciman

Category: Asia
Subcategory: History books
Author: Steven Runciman
ISBN: 0521061687
ISBN13: 978-0521061681
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (January 3, 1960)
Pages: 332
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The Sultan of Brunei gave the title of Rajah and sovereignty of Sarawak, a province of Borneo, to James Brooke in 1841. Brooke established his reign over the area, and two further Brooke descendants ruled Sarawak as a British protectorate for the next hundred years, expanding Sarawak territory, successfully squashing piracy and putting in place a structured government and justice system. Immensely interesting history not just of the "white" men who had partial control of the island, also how Borneo and Brunei were formed into the countries we know today.

For quite other reasons the whole history of Sarawak under its White Rajahs is not easy to write

Owing to its generosity I have been enabled to make three separate visits to the country and to travel about it at leisure. At the same time, I have been encouraged to tell the story in my own way. This is not an official history. For quite other reasons the whole history of Sarawak under its White Rajahs is not easy to write. The raw material is at times abundant, but at other times full of gaps.

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Steven Runciman wrote The White Rajahs in 1960 before the long term future of Sarawak was known and whilst it was still a British . If you are only going to read one book on the history of Sarawak, I would make it this book!

Steven Runciman wrote The White Rajahs in 1960 before the long term future of Sarawak was known and whilst it was still a British Crown Colony. He did not yet know that it would pass to Malaysia and that a long war with Indonesia would be fought within a couple of years of the completion of this book. Notwithstanding how long ago the book was written, it is hard not to be impressed with the style and breadth of coverage of this book. If you are only going to read one book on the history of Sarawak, I would make it this book! Author

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The White Rajah documents a fascinating time in Sarawak made possible by high integrity of three generations of. .Firstly it has to be said that this book was sponsored by the Government of Sarawak - as Runciman acknowledges

The White Rajah documents a fascinating time in Sarawak made possible by high integrity of three generations of Brooke men. The White Rajah: A History of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946. Firstly it has to be said that this book was sponsored by the Government of Sarawak - as Runciman acknowledges. But I suspect his interest in writing this book was not financial, but more likely a fascination with the Brooke family and with Sarawak itself. Runciman, somewhat of an eccentric himself may have been drawn to the story of James Brooke and his successors, eccentrics themselves on the very edge of the British Empire in northern Borneo.

Journal of Southeast Asian History. Volume 3, Issue 1. March 1962, pp. 160-165. The White Rajahs: a History of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946. Cambridge, at the University Press; 1960. pp xii + 320. 13 Illustrations.

The White Rajahs were determined to prevent the indigenous peoples of Sarawak from being exploited by Western business interests. Runciman, Steven (1960). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. They allowed the Borneo Company Limited (the Borneo Company) to assist in managing the economy.

The Sultan of Brunei gave the title of Rajah and sovereignty of Sarawak, a province of Borneo, to James Brooke in 1841 as a reward for helping to peacefully resolve an uprising in the region. Brooke established his reign over the area, and two further Brooke descendants ruled Sarawak as a British protectorate for the next hundred years until Japanese occupation during World War II followed by cession to Britain. Between the three Rajahs they expanded Sarawak territory, successfully squashed piracy and put in place a structured government and justice system that brought harmony to a diverse multicultural society that had long been in turmoil from clashing cultures, particularly with the widespread practice of headhunting. Published first in 1960 as Sarawak ceded to Malaysia, The White Rajah documents this unique and fascinating time made possible by the 'human sympathy, selflessness and a high integrity' of three generations of Brooke men.
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