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History of Johor Aceh
First posted on December 25th 2004, last revised on December 16th 2013

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for the history up to 1511, see History of Malacca prior to 1511
for the history since 1824, see History of the Straits Settlements, History of Malaya, Historey of Malaysia
see also Johor, V.O.C., E.I.C.

The city of Melaka (Malacca) from c.1400 was the capital of the Islamic Sultanate of Malacca, and the leading trade center on the Malacca Straits. In 1511 the city was conquered by the Portuguese; from 1511 onward the Sultans resided at Bintang (Riau) or Johor. Portuguese Malacca (1511-1641) was administratively part of Portuguese Asia, with its capital at Goa. In 1641 the V.O.C., in alliance with Johor, conquered the city. Malacca remained under V.O.C. administration until 1795. While Malacca was under British administration 1795-1802, the V.O.C. went bankrupt and the Batavian Republic took over its assets and claims. From 1802 to 1803 briefly administered by the Batavian Republic, from 1803 to 1818 Malacca again was under British military administration, from 1818 to 1825 under Dutch administration (Malacca being placed under the Dutch East Indies, capital Batavia). In 1824 the Netherlands ceded Malacca to Britain.
In 1826 Malacca became part of the Straits Settlements, together with Penang and Singapore; the Straits Settlements administratively were placed under Bengal Presidency of the E.I.C..

Timelines : Malacca

Historical Atlas, Malaya Page , Straits Settlements Page

List of Wars : Malayan Peninsula

Students' Papers : Lee, Hye Jin, Maritime History : The South China Sea until the later 19th Century (2012)

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Country Profiles Current Articles : Portuguese Malacca, Dutch Malacca, from Wikipedia
Article : Nederlands Malakka, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Portuguese Malacca 1511-1641, Dutch Malacca 1641-1795, 1818-1825, by Marco Ramerini
Historic Bort, B., Report on Malacca, 1678, posted on Internet Archive
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on History Category : History of Malacca, from Wikipedia
Historical Dictionary
Organizations Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS)
International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA)
Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies (JSSEAS)
The International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History (ICEAACH)
Finnish University Network for East and Southeast Asian Studies
Timelines Search Google News Archive for Melaka, Malacca; click timeline
Accounts of History General History of Malacca, from Melaka.net, from Melaka Travel Guide
Thomas John Newbold, Political and statistical account of the British settlements in the Straits of Malacca, viz. Pinang, Malacca and Singapore, with a History of the Malayan States on the Peninsula of Malacca, vol.1, vol.2 1839, GB
Peter James Begbie, The Malayan Peninsula: embracing its history, manners and customs of the inhabitants, politics, natural history &c., from its earliest Records, 1834, GB
Specific Periods Arnold van Wickeren, Geschiedenis van Portugal en van de Portugezen overzee, Deel 5 chapter 2 subch.2 : De eerste Portugese expeditie naar Malacca., Deel 5 chapter 3 : Malacca, Deel 5 chapter 6 subch.4 : Opstand in en aanval op Malacca., Deel 6 chapter 7 subch.3 : Malacca, Deel 10 chapter 3 subch.2 : Malacca Deel 12, chapter 2 : Portugees Malacca (1538-1558), in Dutch, posted on Colonial Voyage
Administration D. Couto, The Role of Interpreters, or Linguas, in the Portuguese Empire during the 16th Century, e-JPH, Vol. 1, number 2, Winter 2003, Sejarah Melayu Library
Economy & Finances J. Anderson, Political and commercial considerations relative to the Malayan Penisula British Settlements in the Straits of Malaya (1824), posted on Internet Archive
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Environmental History Indo-Malayan Ecoregion, from WWF

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Document Collections BGNMA : Tiele, Pieter Anton; Heeres, Jan Ernst (ed.), Bouwstoffen voor de geschiedenis der Nederlanders in den Maleischen Archipel Pt.1, 1886 : Outer Possessions 1612-1624, posted by Internet Archive, in Dutch; here English-language ToC; Pt.2, 1890 (ONGOI 2 vol.2) : Outer Possessions 1624-1640, posted by Aceh Books, in Dutch; here English-language ToC
Heeres, J.E. (ed.), Pt.3 1895 (ONGOI 2 vol.3), Outer Possessions 1640-1649, posted by Internet Archive, here English-language ToC
J.E. Heeres (ed.), Corpus Diplomaticum Neerlando-Indicum, Verzameling van politieke contracten en verdere Verdragen door de Nederlanders in het Oosten gesloten, van Privilegiebrieven aan hen verleend, enz., vol.1 1907, covering 1596-1650, posted on Internet Archive
Historical Maps Maps, from Sejarah Melayu Gallery
An atlas of the southern part of India, including plans of all the principal towns & cantonments, reduced from the grand trigonometrical survey of India, shewing also the Tenasserim provinces, 1854, posted on Internet Archive, has Malacca map
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Malacca, p.847 in vol.20 of D. Diderot, Encyclopedie ou dictionnaire raisonne des sciences des arts et des metiers, 1780, in French, GB
Economic Malaca, p.172, in vol.2 of S. Ricard, Traite general du commerce, 1781, in French, GB
Malacca, p.15 in Th. Brooks, An authentick account of all the different coins by which accompts in the East Indies are kept, 1766, GB
Handel zu Malaca, pp.50-51, in : Friedrich Ludwig Langstedt, Geschichte des asiatischen Handels, 1803, in German, GB
Malacca, pp.317-319 in vol.2 of William Milburn, Oriental commerce, 1813, GB
Malacca, pp.461-462 in Th. Thornton, The East Indian Calculator, 1823, GB
Malacca, pp.343-344 in Oriental commerce, or, The East India trader's complete guide, 1825, GB
J. Chr. Nelkenbrecher, Allgemeines Taschenbuch der Münz-, Maass- und Gewichtskunde für Banquiers und Kaufleute (General Manual on Coinage, Measurement and Weights, for Bankers and Merchants) Berlin 1832, in German, entries Malakka, posted by DTBSWS
Geographical Sian, pp.61-63 in : Nicholas Sanson, L'Europe [l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique] en plusieurs cartes, 1683, in French, GB; reference on Malaca p.62
Malacca, pp.74-92 in A. Hamilton, A new account of the East Indies, 1744, GB
Entry : Kingdom of Johor, pp.123-127 (despite the title, mainly on Malacca), in : T.G. Smollett, The Present State of the World, vol.7 1768, posted on Google Books
Malacca, p.346 in
Instruction sur la navigation des Indes-Orientales et de la Chine
, 1775, in French, GB
Malacca, in : vol.2 of N.M. de Morvillier, Encyclopedie Methodique: Geographie Moderne, 1784, in French, GB
J.C.M.R., Korte Schets van den tegenwoordigen staat van het Half-Eiland beoosten de Ganges, pp.317-347 in : vol.4 of Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap der Kunsten en Weetenschappen, 1786, in Dutch, GB, on Malacca pp.322-343
J. Huddard, From Cape Rachado to Malacca, and Poolo Pinang, pp.370- in The oriental navigator, or, New directions for sailing to and from the East, 1801, GB
Malacca, p.232 in J.H. Tuckey, Maritime geography and statistics , 1815, GB
Entry : Malaya, or Malacca, pp.553-556 in : Jedediah Morse et al., The American Universal Geography, 1819, GB
Malacca, pp.280-281 in vol.4 : Asia, of Giulio Ferrario, Il costume antico e moderno o storia del governo, della milizia, della religione, delle arti, scienze ed usanze di tutti i populi antichi ed moderni, 1824
Historical The Government of the Fortress and Territory of Malacca, pp.88-90 in pt.2 vol.9 of G. Sale, An universal history, 1781, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides
Travelogues Pedro Teixeira, The travels of Pedro Teixeira; with his "Kings of Harmuz" and extracts from his "King of Persia" (reference on the Dutch/Johor siege of Malacca) (c.1601), trsl. by W.F. Sinclair 1902, GB
Nederlandsche reizen: tot bevordering van den koophandel na de meest afgelegene gewesten des Aardkloots, vol.5 1784, in Dutch, GB
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Journal of Southeast Asian History 1960-1969, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 2009-, from Cambridge Journals Online (require registration)
ASEAS (Austrian Journal of South East Asian Studies), open access, 2008-
Asia Insights, from NIAS, 2002-
Southeast Asian Studies 1963-, mostly in Japanese
Explorations, 1997- Graduate Student Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, CSEAS, Univ. of Hawaii
General Accounts On Southeast Asia Nicholas Tarling, The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia, 4 vol.s, Cambridge : UP (1992) 1999, KMLA Lib.Sign. 959 T188c
On Malaya / Malaysia Barbara Watson Andaya, Leonard V. Andaya, A History of Malaysia, Honolulu : Univ. of Hawai'i Press 2001, KMLA Lib.Sign. 959.5 A 543h
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.27, pp.745-755 Article Southeast Asia : Malaysia KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.27
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