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Running Amok: An Historical Inquiry by John C. Spores - Paperback - Reprint - 1988 - from The Penang Bookshelf and

Running Amok: An Historical Inquiry

by John C. Spores

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Ohio University Press, 1988. Reprint. Paperback. New. Reports by Western visitors to the Malay archipelago of the unpredictable and indiscriminate behaviour patterns amongst the Malay community became so frequent that the word 'amok' became part of the English language. With the benefit of historical hindsight Spores examines these reports to discover that there were two different types of disturbance: one intentional to restore dignity and self respect and the other the result of organic disturbance. 179 pages with notes and a bibliography. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia


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