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Adat Laws in Modern Malaysia - M. B. Hooker

Oxford University Press, 1972, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at head of spine and corners with closed and open tears. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Text bright and tight.

From the cover: “Land Tenure, Traditional Government and Religion. Malaya is distinguished in that it possesses a modem legal system of three component parts. This amalgam, which affects only the ethnic Malay population, includes a basic land tenure system (adat), a religious law governing family relationships (Islam) and an overlying judicial, legislative and executive system founded in colonial English law. The aim of this book is to describe the interaction and integration of these three systems and to provide an accurate summary of the existing adat system.”


Size: 9" x 5¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the East Asian Historical Monographs series. 294 pages.
£27.90

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