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Seven Hundred Years: A History of Singapore

Kwa Chong Guan Derek Heng Peter Borschberg Tan Tai Yong



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Marshall Cavendish
15 November 2019
History; Asian history
Assessments of Singapore's history invariably revolve around Sir Stamford Raffles' arrival in 1819. Before this date - we've been told - nothing very much appears to have happened in Singapore . Pre-1819 Singapore was a sleepy, historically insignificant fishing village, little more than the occasional resort of pirates .

This ambitious book, co-written by four of Singapore's foremost historians, offers an assertive re-evaluation of that view, firmly situating Singapore's starting point seven hundred years ago. Drawing on a multi-disciplinary range of archival, textual and cartographical records, as well as the latest archaeological discoveries, the authors cast a singular historical trajectory for Singapore over the past seven centuries, animating its history like never before.

Written in a compelling and accessible manner, and richly illustrated with more than 200 artefacts, photographs, maps, art works and ephemera, this volume builds upon the foundations of an earlier book, Singapore: A 700-Year History. Extensively rewritten to incorporate ground-breaking research findings, Seven Hundred Years: A History of Singapore widens the historical lens and offers a vital new perspective on the story of Singapore.
By:   Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng, Peter Borschberg, Tan Tai Yong
Imprint:   Marshall Cavendish
Country of Publication:   Singapore
Dimensions:   Height: 190mm,  Width: 255mm, 
ISBN:   9789814828109
ISBN 10:   9814828106
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   15 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kwa Chong Guan is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore. Derek Heng is Chair of the Department of History at Northern Arizona University, USA. Peter Borschberg teaches history at the National University of Singapore. He is also a visiting professor in Modern History at the University of Greifswald. Tan Tai Yong is a Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College, Professor of South Asian history at the National University of Singapore, and current President at Yale-NUS College.

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