Singapore and its Straits, c.1500–1800

@article{Borschberg2017SingaporeAI,
  title={Singapore and its Straits, c.1500–1800},
  author={Peter Borschberg},
  journal={Indonesia and the Malay World},
  year={2017},
  volume={45},
  pages={373 - 390}
}
ABSTRACT This article provides a synopsis of the history of Singapore and its adjacent straits during the early modern period, spanning from around the fall of Melaka to the Portuguese in 1511, until the founding of the British trading post by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1819. Attention is focused on five points of general interest: the different maritime arteries known collectively as the Singapore Straits; the (imagined) location of the main island; Johor officials residing on Singapore… 
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