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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Power and Prowess: The Origins of Brooke Kingship in Sarawak






J.H. Walker
Asian Studies Association of Australia
in association with
ALLEN & UNWIN
and
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I PRESS
HONOLULU

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Contents
Illustrations vi
Maps and genealogies vii
Spelling, weights and measures viii
Glossary x
Abbreviations xi
Acknowledgements xii
Approaching 19th-century Sarawak xiv
1 Power and prowess in northwest Borneo 1
2 Insurgency and the foundations of Brooke power 24
3 Integration and exclusion in the early Brooke state 49
4 The Iban challenge 70
5 Competition, resistance and ritual in patron–client systems 99
6 Chinese power and the failure of prowess 123
7 The Rejang basin 144
8 The succession to Sarawak 172
9 ‘Doing honour to the Rajah’ 206
Notes 211
Bibliography 270
Index 288


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