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NARRATIVE OF EVENTS IN BORNEO AND CELEBES, down to the occupation of Labuan: from the Journals of James Brooke, Esq., Rajah of Sarawak, and Governor of Labuan

NARRATIVE OF EVENTS IN BORNEO AND CELEBES, down to the occupation of Labuan: from the Journals of James Brooke, Esq., Rajah of Sarawak, and Governor of Labuan 
A two-volume 1848 edition of the journals of James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak who built and ruled a personal empire in the East Indies ( today's Indonesia). A full and frank self-portrait of a famous figure from the heroic days of 19th century Empire-building.
James Brooke was one of the towering figures of the early 19th century British Empire. As Rajah of Sarawak he carved out his own distant fiefdom on the far-flung islands of the East Indies ( today's Indonesia) where he ruled as Queen Victoria's viceroy with virtually unlimited imperial power and pomp. This fascinating two-volume compilation of Brooke's personal journals shows how he did it. Replete with frank and fascinating first-hand accounts of Brooke's travels around the islands of his realm; of prolonged battles against local pirates and hostile tribesmen; and delicate negotiations with rulers like the Sultan of Brunei, this is a glimpse into the heroic days of empire-building from the pen of a top insider. It is illustrated with many engravings, woodcuts and maps. Vital reading for anyone interested in the British Empire and the peoples of Indonesia.

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Product Code: 9204
Author: James Brooke. Edited and narrated by Captain Rodney Mundy R.N.
ISBN: 9781905748020
Format: 2006 reprint by Rediscovery Books (original 1848.) SB. 2 vols.xvii+ 385pp + maps one colour & xi+ 588pp + maps . Published Price £28
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