Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam by Jatswan S. SidhuHistorical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam by Jatswan S. Sidhu

Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam

byJatswan S. Sidhu

Hardcover | December 22, 2009

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The modern state of Negara Brunei Darussalam ("Abode of Peace") achieved its independence from the British in 1984 after 96 years of existence as a British protectorate. The state is currently run by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah who is the 29th sultan from his lineage and is among the world's richest men. Brunei is well known for its wealth and as a major crude oil and natural gas producer. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam substantially updates the first edition through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.
Jatswan S. Sidhu is associate professor in the Department of International & Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and specializes in the History of Brunei and Burma.
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Title:Historical Dictionary of Brunei DarussalamFormat:HardcoverDimensions:390 pages, 8.94 × 5.84 × 1.12 inPublished:December 22, 2009Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810859807

ISBN - 13:9780810859807

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There is a lot to like about Scarecrow's various Historical Dictionaries series. The books are written by experts in the area or country that is covered. All contain well-written brief histories of the country and chronologies that, though they cover historical time periods, heavily feature more recent events. Brief A-Z entries cover the main people, politics, social issues, foreign affairs, institutions, and policies that make the country unique. Extensive bibliographies are divided into several general subject areas....The State of Brunei Darussalam (darussalam means "abode of peace") is a small Islamic sultanate located on the island of Borneo, surrounded by Malaysia. It may surprise some readers of Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam to learn that U.S.-Brunei relations go back to 1850, when the governments signed a treaty of peace, friendship, and commerce. Brunei may be known to many simply as the home of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, one of the richest individuals in the world (his entry in the dictionary provides details of his spending habits) in addition to being the ruler of the country. All university libraries as well as larger public libraries will be well served.