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Colonial image of Malay Adat laws; a critical appraisal of studies on Adat laws in the Malay Peninsula during the colonial era and some continuities.

9789004150560

Colonial image of Malay Adat laws; a critical appraisal of studies on Adat laws in the Malay Peninsula during the colonial era and some continuities.

Noor Aisha Abdul Rahman.

Brill Academic Publishers

2006

150 pages

$80.00

Paperback

Social sciences in Asia; v.6

KPG449

The Malay Adat laws refer to those customs that, if breached, will be met by the application of force by people whose authority is recognized and sanctioned by society. Noor (Malay studies, National U. of Singapore) analyzes not the laws themselves, but the representation of them by several prominent colonial administrators and scholars whose works are generally acknowledged as pioneering and authoritative expositions. Among her goals is to discover unstated assumptions if any; the sources that influenced their opinions; and how these affected a balanced, objective, and accurate understanding of the Malay adat laws.

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