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Singapore: A Modern History

SKU 9781350133877

Singapore gained independence in 1965, a city-state in a world of nation-states. Yet its long and complex history reaches much farther back. Blending modernity and tradition, ideologies and ethnicities, a peculiar set of factors make Singapore what it is today. In this book Michael D. Barr proposes a new approach to this unique nation. From the pre-colonial period through to the modern day, he traces the idea, the politics and the geography of Singapore over five centuries of rich history. In doing so he rejects the official narrative of the so-called 'Singapore Story'.

Hardback: 296 Pages
Product Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm
ISBN: 9781350133877

Published by Bloomsbury