BOOK REVIEW: The Story of Malacca: Sultans & Spices, Guns & Greed, Race & Religion
By Allein Moore, Partridge Books, 168pp, Hardcover, Paperback & eBook, 2022
Why is Melaka, once the flourishing Malay Sultanate of the 15th Century, without a sultan now? Author Allein Moore reveals how Melaka lost its sultan permanently in 1511. Or rather, how the ill-advised Sultan Mahmud Shah lost Melaka forever.
This book review spotlights Moore’s Melaka until the arrival of the Portuguese, which is the most interesting time…
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