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Crawfurd, John 1783-1868

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Works: 166 works in 638 publications in 7 languages and 4,312 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Encyclopedias  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Former owner, Composer, Other, Cartographer, Editor
Classifications: DS565, 330
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A descriptive dictionary of the Indian islands & adjacent countries by John Crawfurd( Book )

53 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orientalist and colonial administrator John Crawfurd (1783-1868) published this work in 1856. He went to Calcutta as an assistant surgeon in the East India Company, then moved into administration, accompanying political missions to Java, Bali and Celebes, and heading missions to Siam, Vietnam and Burma. Retiring to England in 1828, Crawfurd became a Fellow of the Royal Society and President of the Ethnological Society. Having studied ancient Kawi, contemporary Javanese and the Malay language, he published extensively on Asia in his lifetime, including his History of the Indian Archipelago, a Malay-language dictionary, and accounts of missions to the courts of Siam, Cochin-China and Ava. This work focuses primarily on Java, Malay, Siam and the Philippines. A monumental account of the culture, politics, language and geography of the region, organised as encyclopedic entries, it remains an invaluable source of information on the Victorian presentation and understanding of South-East Asia
History of the Indian Archipelago. Containing an account of the manners, arts, languages, religions, institutions, and commerce of its inhabitants by John Crawfurd( Book )

35 editions published between 1820 and 2006 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of an embassy to the courts of Siam and Cochin China by John Crawfurd( Book )

29 editions published between 1828 and 1987 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of an embassy from the governor-general of India to the courts of Siam and Cochin China; exhibiting a view of the actual state of those kingdoms by John Crawfurd( Book )

30 editions published between 1828 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of an embassy from the governor general of India to the court of Ava. With an appendix, containing a description of fossil remains by John Crawfurd( Book )

33 editions published between 1829 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After studying medicine at Edinburgh, John Crawfurd (1783-1868) joined the medical service of the East India Company. While posted at Penang, he studied the Malay language and culture and became an expert in Eastern affairs. His talent was recognised by the British Government, which entrusted to him both administrative and diplomatic responsibilities. He was sent as an envoy on many missions, most notably to the Court of Siam (Thailand) where his efforts led to a possibility of opening up the diplomatic relations between the two countries, troubled since the seventeenth century. In 1827, he was sent on his last diplomatic assignment in the service of the East India Company, to the Court of Ava (then the capital of present-day Myanmar (Burma)). This 1829 work describes his experiences at Ava, and provided a reference source for subsequent missions. The appendix contains several relevant official communiqués
The Crawfurd papers: a collection of official records relating to the mission of Dr. John Crawfurd sent to Siam by the government of India in the year 1821 by John Crawfurd( Book )

18 editions published between 1197 and 1971 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of the present state and future prospects of the free trade & colonization of India by John Crawfurd( Book )

20 editions published between 1828 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Indian Archipelago : containing an account of the manners, arts, languages, religions, institutions, and commerce of its inhabitants by John Crawfurd( Book )

42 editions published between 1820 and 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive géographique, historique et commerciale de Java et des autres îles de l'Archipel indien by Thomas Stamford Raffles( Book )

14 editions published in 1824 in French and Danish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar ad dictionary of the Malay language, with a preliminary dissertation by John Crawfurd( Book )

12 editions published in 1852 in English and Multiple languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxes on knowledge : a financial and historical view of the taxes which impede the education of the people by John Crawfurd( Book )

10 editions published between 1836 and 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inquiry into some of the principal monopolies of the East India Company by John Crawfurd( Book )

8 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appeal from the inhabitants of British India to the justice of the people of England : a popular inquiry into the operation of the system of taxation in British India by John Crawfurd( Book )

11 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical and descriptive account of China : its ancient and modern history, language, literature, religion, government, industry, manners, and social state ... by Hugh Murray( Book )

6 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese monopoly examined by John Crawfurd( Book )

14 editions published between 1830 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the settlement or colonization of British subjects in India : with an appendix of proofs and illustrations by John Crawfurd( Book )

9 editions published between 1833 and 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tagebuch der Gesandtschaft an die Hofe von Siam und Cochin-China by John Crawfurd( Book )

16 editions published in 1831 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newspaper stamp and the newspaper postage by John Crawfurd( Book )

7 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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History of the Indian Archipelago. Containing an account of the manners, arts, languages, religions, institutions, and commerce of its inhabitants
Alternative Names
Crawford, John 1783-1868

Crawfurd 1783-1868

Crawfurd, J. 1783-1868

Crawfurd, J. (John), 1783-1868

John Crawfurd Brits taalkundige (1783-1868)

John Crawfurd historiador británico

John Crawfurd historien britannique

John Crawfurd politico e diplomatico scozzese

John Crawfurd schottischer Orientalist und Ethnologe

Кроуфорд, Джон

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