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

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

 

Title
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
Creator
Marsden, William, 1754-1836
Subject
Geography>>Geographical Areas and Countries
Natural history--Indonesia--Sumatra
Sumatra (Indonesia)--History
History>>Asia>>Southeast Asia>>Indonesia and East Timor
People and communities
Geographical areas and countries
Publisher
Printed for the author, 1783
Digital Description
application/pdf, 61325 KB, 403 p. : map
Table of Contents
Partial 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.
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2007.

 

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