Malay historical thought

Othman, Hussain (2009) Malay historical thought. Penerbit UTHM, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. ISBN 9789832963769

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Abstract

The historical awareness among Indonesians flourished long ago and precisely since the end of 1957. The first Indonesian seminar on history held in Jogjakarta during the same year stressed upon the importance of developing a national concept of history based on certain proper foundations. In Malaysia, however the historical awareness seemed to be dampened with many other social and political circumstances. In comparison, the awareness did not flourish prior to 1957. During which the Indonesians were already on the track, the Malaysians were unfortunately struggling to develop a new independent country. In fact, during those times the intellectual legacies of the British colonial were easily subscribed in order to understand the Malay history. As a result, numerous misunderstandings and misconceptions fabricated by colonial intellectual masterminds became rampantly widespread among thoughts of the Malays. It is, therefore, very essential and crucial to re-examine the approaches of the previous researches. What could apparently be seen in this book is that the importance of looking back not only to the classical Malay historical texts but also to the original approaches and methods of the Malay history as understood and practiced by the Malays. Only then the proper historical awareness among the nation could most possibly be inculcated and groomed. This fact ultimately explained the relevance of this book to the Malay intellectual development in the present day.

Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malay history, Malay literature, Malay Archipelago
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions:Faculty of Science, Technology and Human Development > Department of Humanities
ID Code:380
Deposited By:En. Mohammad Ahyar Zulkefli
Deposited On:15 Apr 2010 15:46
Last Modified:29 Apr 2011 14:40

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