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Crawfurd, John 1783-1868

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Works: 166 works in 658 publications in 7 languages and 4,351 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Former owner, Composer, Other, Cartographer
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A descriptive dictionary of the Indian islands & adjacent countries by John Crawfurd( Book )

52 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 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 )

41 editions published between 1820 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mostly concerned with the customs of Java and Sumatra
Journal of an embassy to the courts of Siam and Cochin China by John Crawfurd( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 276 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 )

36 editions published between 1828 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of an embassy from the governor general of India to the court of Ava by John Crawfurd( Book )

33 editions published between 1829 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 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 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1828 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 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 )

51 editions published between 1820 and 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trained as a doctor, John Crawfurd (1783-1868) went on to have a distinguished career in colonial administration with the East India Company. He held senior posts in Java from 1811 to 1816, including that of resident at the court of Yogyakarta. A talented linguist and ethnologist, Crawfurd acquired a sound knowledge of ancient Kawi and contemporary Javanese. Upon his return to Britain in 1817, he became a fellow of the Royal Society and published this three-volume work on the Indonesian islands, principally Java, to great acclaim. Following further service abroad, he published accounts of his various missions in south-east Asia and an encyclopaedic sequel to the present work (all of which are reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). Volume 1 examines the character and manners of the islanders as well as their arts, sciences, medicine, and agricultural techniques
The history of Java by Thomas Stamford Raffles( Book )

15 editions published in 1824 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was a British civil servant and statesman, best known for his founding of city (now Republic) of Singapore. After the capture of Jave by the British in 1811, Raffles was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the island, a position he held until 1815. After a two-year interlude in England, he sailed back to the East, and established the city of Singapore in 1819. These volumes, written during his governorship and first published in 1817, contain his monumental survey and history of the island state. Raffles provides a comprehensive ethnographic description of the island's society, describing its economy, trade, languages and dialects, and religious and social customs, together with a detailed history of the island, including a discussion of the introduction of Islam. These volumes provide invaluable information of the study of contemporary Javanese society and history. Volume 2 contains Raffles's historical study
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 62 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 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 )

14 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 39 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 39 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 37 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 32 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 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ansicht von dem gegenwärtigen Zustande und den künftigen Aussichten des freien Handels und der freien Colonisierung by John Crawfurd( Book )

7 editions published in 1830 in German and held by 14 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
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Crawford, John 1783-1868

Crawfurd 1783-1868

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Crawfurd, J. (John), 1783-1868

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