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The White Rajahs

Sir Steven Runciman

The White Rajahs

by Sir Steven Runciman

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World history,
  • World - General,
  • History / India,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages332
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7716299M
    ISBN 100521061687
    ISBN 109780521061681

    Get this from a library! The White Rajahs of Sarawak: a Borneo dynasty. [Bob Reece] -- In , James Brooke left England for Southeast Asia. By he had founded the dynasty that was to become known as the White Rajahs of Sarawak. In . Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: The story of the Brooke dynasty, James, Charles, and Vyner, Rajahs of Sarawak for over a hundred years.

    The White Rajahs of Sarawak Robert Payne This book recounts the entire history of three white men who ruled Sarawak in the 19th and 20th centuries: James Brooke, Charles Brooke and Vyner Brooke. Their exploits include pirate attacks, battles, extending the territory under their rule and eventually being pushed out by the Japanese. The events detail British colonialism in . Brooke Dynasty heritage – the White Rajahs. James Brooke, who founded the Kingdom of Sarawak and whose family ruled it for over a century, was an enlightened form of colonialist who sought to protect the indigenous people from the worst of capitalist exploitation.

      Power, passion, politics. The sleepy state of Sarawak is stirred up as never before by the arrival of Gerald McBryan. An unscrupulous adventurer, he soon has the Rajah and Ranee eating out of his. Read "White Rajah A Biography of Sir James Brooke" by Nigel Barley available from Rakuten Kobo. Sir James Brooke was an extraordinary 'eminent' Victorian, whose life was the stuff of curious career began i Brand: Little, Brown Book Group.


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The White Rajahs of Sarawak book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Robert Payne tells the story of the Brooke dynasty, Jame /5. Unfortunately, since the book covers the lives of all three white rajahs (they ruled altogether for almost exactly years), it lack's sufficient detail of the lives of each of its three subjects.

But overall: well-done and by: This is a big, lush coffee-table sized tome. I've read three or four books on the rather arcane subject of the White Rajahs.

This one is the broadest and briefest at a mere pages, but it provides an excellent overview of the entire dynasty nonetheless/5. The Sultan of Brunei gave the title of Rajah and sovereignty of Sarawak, a province of Borneo, to James Brooke in Brooke established his reign over the area, and two further Brooke descendants ruled Sarawak as a British protectorate for the next hundred years, expanding Sarawak territory, successfully squashing piracy and putting in place a structured government Cited by: The history of the White Rajahs of Sarawak seems like a boy’s adventure book come to life.

Basically, an Englishman with his topsail schooner receives a kingdom to rule as a reward for helping the local king fight off pirates. Of course, history is more complicated than that, but that is roughly how James Brooke and his family came to found and rule the Kingdom of Sarawak.

InJames Brooke left England for Southeast Asia. By he had founded the dynasty that was to become known as the White Rajahs of Sarawak. In Charles Brooke left England seeking to establish a chain of trading posts throughout Southeast Asia.

Instead, he met and undertook missions for the powerful Sultan of Brunei, successfully pursuing and driving out. The British Family That Ruled in Borneo as ‘White Rajahs’ SECRET LIVES The Brooke family seized the chunk of the island from the Dutch, and would rule it in all their eccentricity for a century.

The White Rajahs, as they became known, had the power of life and death over their subjects, not to mention their own constabulary, flag and postage stamps.

Anthony, too, would go on to. Read this book on Questia. The White Rajahs: A History of Sarawak from to by Steven Runciman, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of The White Rajahs: A History of Sarawak from to ().

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The White Rajahs of Sarawak: Dynastic Intrigue and the Forgotten Canadian Heir by Cassandra Pybus (, Book, Illustrated) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Sir James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, KCB (29 April – 11 June ), was a British soldier and adventurer who founded the Raj of Sarawak in ruled as the first White Rajah of Sarawak from until his death in Brooke was born and raised under the Company Raj of the British East India Company in India.

After a few years of education in England, he Successor: Charles of Sarawak. The White Rajahs of Sarawak by Robert Payne. Review: Robert Payne's book on the White Rajahs of Sarawak provides a perfectly readable overview of the lives of the three Brooke family members who ruled over such an unlikely territory for over a century between them.

The White Rajahs were a dynastic monarchy of the British Brooke family, who founded and ruled the Raj of Sarawak, located on the north west coast of the island of Borneo, from to The first ruler was an Englishman James a reward for helping the Sultanate of Brunei fight piracy and insurgency among the indigenous peoples, he was granted the.

item 2 History of Sarawak Under Its Two White Rajahs, Paperback Book Free Shi - History of Sarawak Under Its Two White Rajahs, Paperback Book Free Shi. $ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first. Set in Sarawak, Malaysia and northern Canada, this historical saga tells of conflict and betrayal among the Brooke family, known as the White Rajahs of Sarawak.

The author's other books include 'Community of Thieves' and 'Gross Moral Turpitude' which won the Colin Roderick Award. : The White Rajahs of Sarawak () by Payne, Robert and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(33). The White Rajahs is intended to be a popular, not a scholarly book.

No footnotes nor fulsome bibliography burden it. Rajahs is all the better for being popular: Reece's prose is always elegant, clear, well-paced, his narrative entertaining. The White Rajahs were a dynastic monarchy of the English Brooke family, who founded and ruled the Kingdom of Sarawak, located on the island of Borneo, from to The first ruler was an Englishman James Brooke.

As a reward for helping the Sultanate of Brunei fight piracy and insurgency among the indigenous peoples, he was granted the landmass of Sarawak in. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the A History of Sarawak under Its Two White Rajahs by C. Bampfylde at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or Due to COVID, orders may be : NOOK Book (Ebook).

Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t5k98kn04 Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet Archive Python library dev4. The movie has been in the works sincewhen producer and screenwriter Rob Allyn picked up a coffee table book called The White Rajahs Of Sarawak in Singapore " It was a fantastic book with beautiful illustrations of all the Sarawak tribes and the exotic locations, and the story was just an incredible romantic adventure.

Twilight of the White Rajahs: Borneo’s last colonial rulers are portrayed as a lusty lot in this exposé of a little-known story set in a remote, exotic land.

The “White Rajahs,” who ruled Sarawak on the north shore of Borneo, were a colorful and randy lot, as portrayed 3/5.Twilight of the White Rajahs recounts in fascinating detail the lives of the chief actors during this period.

Twilight of the White Rajahs continues the saga of Golden Dreams of Borneo as the tough pioneering spirit of the 19th century gives way to the more sophisticated politics of the : Xlibris AU.