The history of Sumatra : containing an account of the government, laws, customs, and manners of the native inhabitants, with a description of the natural production, and a relation of the ancient political state of that island



Digitised Book 100.28.2.72 (0)

1783

The history of Sumatra : containing an account of the government, laws, customs, and manners of the native inhabitants, with a description of the natural production, and a relation of the ancient political state of that island

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A comprehensive history of Sumatra, covering in particular, the government, customs, opinions, arts and industry of the native inhabitants.

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Additional Details

Creators
Marsden, William, 1754-1836
Subject
Natural history--Indonesia--Sumatra
Sumatra (Indonesia)--History
Publisher
Printed for the author, 1783
National Library Board Singapore, 1783
Digital Description
application/pdf, map
Table of Contents
Unknown to the ancients... -- Distinction of inhabitants... -- Villages. Buildings... -- Agriculture. Rice... -- Fruits, flowers, medicinal shrubs and herbs -- Animals. Beasts... -- Productions of the island considered as articles of commerce... -- Gold, tin and other metals... -- Arts and manufactures... -- Language. Malay. Arabic character used -- Comparative state of the Sumatrans in civil society... -- Laws and customs... -- Remarks on, and elucidation of the various laws and customs... -- Modes of marriage... -- Customs of chewing betel... -- The country of Lampoon and its inhabitants... -- Malay governments... -- The country of Batta... -- Kingdom of Acheen... -- History of the Kingdom of Acheen and the countries adjacent... -- Conclusion.
Copyright
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2007.