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Keris And Other Malay Weapons (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R485
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Keris And Other Malay Weapons (Paperback, New edition): Gerald B Gardner

Keris And Other Malay Weapons (Paperback, New edition)

Gerald B Gardner

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A new edition of a classic on Malay weaponry and war, originally published in 1936 in an extremely limited printing now virtually impossible to find. In addition to his work in description and classification of all sorts of Malay weaponry, Gardner spent significant effort in discussions on the origin of the keris (or kris) and its close association with occult beliefs among Malays, an interest of Gardner's which was to have a huge effect on him, later in life. Following his retirement from the British Civil Service in Malaya, not long after the original publication of this book, Gardner returned to the UK, where he focussed his interests on magic and witchcraft, his writings and efforts eventually serving to revive the tradition. Garner is considered by many to be the 'Father of the Wicca Movement'. This book will be of interest to all who wish to understand the timeless link between weaponry and warfare, superstition and magic, in the greater Malay world.

General

Imprint: Orchid Press Publishing Limited
Country of origin: Thailand
Release date: September 2009
First published: June 2009
Authors: Gerald B Gardner
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-974-8304-29-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Weapons & equipment > General
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
LSN: 974-8304-29-9
Barcode: 9789748304298

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