Now an energy-rich sultanate, for centuries a important trading port in the South China Sea, Brunei has taken a different direction than its Persian Gulf peers. Immigration is restricted, and Brunei’s hydrocarbon wealth is invested conservatively, mostly outside the country.Today home to some 393,000 inhabitants and comprising 5,765 square kilometers in area, Brunei first appears in the historical record at the end of the 10th century. After the ...
By Marie-Sybille de Vienne
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: National University of Singapore Press; Translation edition (March 15, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2038528
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In its combination of breadth and historical depth this is almost certainly the best overall and critical account of Brunei, brought up close to the present. The writing is clear, and there are ample references, appendices, charts, and illustrations.