Books by this author
Trade and Society in the Straits of Melaka
Dutch Melaka and English Penang, 1780-1830
WINNER OF THE ICAS BOOK PRIZE - COLLEAGUES CHOICE AWARD, 2007. This study compares Melaka and Penang in the context of overall trends - policy; geographical position; nature and direction of trade; and morphology and society - and how these factors were influenced by trade and policies. Nordin shows where and how Melaka and Penang fit in the urban traditions of Southeast Asia and the significance of the shift from the height of the ’Age of Commerce’ towards the period of heightened imperialist activities.