Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, About the Series, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. v-viii

Acknowledgements

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pp. ix-x

The Contributors

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pp. xi-xv

Part I: Introduction

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1. Anthony Reid: Through Time and Space

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pp. 3-28

Anthony John Stanhope Reid — a name not familiar to any but close family — is more widely recognized by the abbreviated version, Anthony Reid, or simply as Tony. Under these various names he is known as a husband, father, grandfather, Catholic, intellectual, New Zealander, Australian, tennis-player, Canberra denizen, Aceh scholar, ...

Part II: The Scholarship of Anthony Reid

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2. The Past as Threat, the Past as Promise: The Historical Writing of Anthony Reid

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pp. 31-44

In March 2007 the Indonesian Attorney-General, Abdul Rahman Saleh, issued a decree banning some fourteen school history text books and ordering that all copies be withdrawn from use and burned. The grounds which the Attorney-General offered for this drastic action were that the books had failed to mention the 1948 Madiun Revolt ...

Part III: Southeast Asia in the World

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3. Southeast Asia and Eurasia during a Thousand Years

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pp. 47-68

In 1792 the French monarchy imploded. Between 1799 and 1815 a new Parisian regime improved administrative efficiency, while dramatically extending French territory. French conquests precipitated imitative reforms across Europe and a permanent reduction in the number of independent states. ...

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4. A Two-Ocean Mediterranean

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pp. 69-84

Europeans know how important the Mediterranean Sea is in their history. In Asia, historians appreciate that Sea’s connection with the powerful civilizations that arose there. But some are likely also to highlight it as the location for millennia of trading and military actions that ended with the division between the Christian West and core Islamic lands. ...

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5. The Concepts of Space and Time in the Southeast Asian Archipelago

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pp. 85-100

Our concepts of space and time are highly useful in our daily lives and are, moreover, ingrained in our history. Hence it seems almost impossible for us to understand any phenomenon in our own culture or any other without first defining it by placing and dating it, thereby relating it to other phenomena while at the same time endowing it with its own unique characteristics. ...

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6. Dominion over Palm and Pine: Early Indonesia's Maritime Reach

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pp. 101-122

The first five words of the above title are taken from a poem by Rudyard Kipling which until rather recently was well-known in Australia, where its words were sung every Anzac Day in commemoration of the deaths of many young compatriots in bygone but not forgotten battles of the British Empire.1 ...

Part IV: Early Modern Southeast Asia

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7. Southeast Asian Islam and Southern China in the Second Half of the Fourteenth Century

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pp. 125-145

Two enduring fields of study for Anthony Reid have been Islam in Southeast Asia — in both historical and contemporary contexts — and the diverse relationships which have long tied Southeast Asia with China. Both aspects found expression in Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, as well as in a range of articles and other contributions to scholarship. ...

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8. Lancaran, Ghurab and Ghali: Mediterranean Impact on War Vessels in Early Modern Southeast Asia

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pp. 146-182

Until the end of the seventeenth century, galleys remained the backbone of the Mediterranean war fleets. Maritime powers such as Venice, Genoa, the Holy Order of Malta and the Ottoman empire, not to speak of lesser actors in the Middle Sea such as Spain or Portugal, all maintained large fleets of such oared sailing vessels. ...

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9. Weather, History and Empire: The Typhoon Factor and the Manila Galleon Trade, 1565-1815

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pp. 183-220

This paper describes and analyses how the Manila galleon trade and Spain’s efforts to colonize the Philippines were frequently placed in jeopardy by the uncontrollable and unpredictable power of cyclonic storms. It highlights the significance of the devastating impact of typhoons on the history of the Spanish galleons trading between Manila and Acapulco ...

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10. Interracial Marriages and the Overseas Family: The Case of the Portuguese Topasses in Timor

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pp. 221-240

In historiographical terms, the publication of the first volume of Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce in 1988 marked a watershed in the study of the region’s premodern history. In this pioneering work Anthony Reid touched on many aspects of daily life, but he remains one of the few historians to think seriously about the ways in which social and economic changes of the period ...

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11. A Note on the Čhām Diaspora in the Ayutthayan Kingdom

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pp. 241-245

The kingdom of Ayutthaya (1351–1767) is counted as one of the most successful port-polities in Southeast Asia. Through her twin access both to the Bay of Bengal on the one hand and to the South China Sea on the other, Ayutthaya flourished in the early modern period as one of the most important entrêpots of the region. ...

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12. Tongking in the Age of Commerce

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pp. 246-268

Studies on the premodern history of Vietnam owe much to Tony Reid, whose concept of the “Age of Commerce” has enlightened and inspired a generation of younger scholars. The “traditional” Vietnam had hitherto been portrayed as an undifferentiated swamp of peasantry living in closed and identical villages — “the Vietnamese village” — ...

Part V: Modern Southeast Asia

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13. Hadhrami Projections of Southeast Asian Identity

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pp. 271-302

Anthony Reid’s Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce2 has contributed hugely to stimulating an ongoing discourse on exploring imaginative ways of defining regional identity.3 Contrary to perceptions of regional and national identities as being potentially divergent, Reid in his more recent study, Imperial Alchemy,4 points to their common subscription to plurality. ...

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14. Absent at the Creation: Islamism's Belated, Troubled Engagement with Early Indonesian Nationalism

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pp. 303-335

When reflecting on the career of a historian with a published repertoire as sweeping, diverse, deep, and influential as that of Anthony Reid, one marvels, at one level, at a lone scholar’s capacity to confront, explicate and interpret with such sureness and imaginativeness so many different sets of circumstances, contexts, and periods of time. ...

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15. Chinese Shrines Contested: Power and Politics in Chinese Communities in Bangkok in the Early Twentieth Century

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pp. 336-356

Today, more than 650 Chinese shrines are officially registered with the Ministry of Interior, Thailand.1 The legal grounds for this registration system is the Ministerial Regulations on Chinese Shrines (sanchao) enacted on 15 March 1921.2 The regulations, jointly issued under the names of the Minister of Local Government and the Minister of Interior, ...

Appendix

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pp. 357-358

16. Anthony Reid: A Bibliography

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pp. 359-384

Index

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pp. 385-400

Other Works in the Series

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pp. 417-417

Photographs of Anthony Reid

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pp. 418-425