Monday, January 31, 2011

Resources for the Study of the History, Culture & Literature of Malaysia

Roundup of resources for the study of the history, culture, and literature of Malaysia:
  • Sejarah Melayu: A History of the Malay Peninsula (very comprehensive coverage)

  • Sejarah Melayu Library
    The Sejarah Melayu Library is perhaps the largest public on-line collection of books and other texts on the history of the Malay archipleago and its surrounding region. Consisting of over 1000 documents in electronic PDF format, the library includes books, travelogues, general histories, journals, newspaper articles, academic papers, encyclopaediae, dictionaries and other types of references. Essential downloads include the Sejarah Melayu itself, the Kedah Annals, Hikayat Abdullah and The Commentaries of Alfonso d'Albuquerque.