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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sulu and its relationship with Brunei

Hi to all History students.. Sulu was once part of Brunei’s kingdom back since Sultan Sharif Ali. However, i have found an article that Sulu developed into a soveriegn Islamic State on 17th November 1405. Here is the link (http://www.zamboangatoday.ph/index.php/opinion/viewsopinions/4475-sulu-sultanate-fought-two-wars-defending-brunei-sultanate.html). If this source is true then how come in the textbook stated that Sulu broke away from Brunei’s control in the middle of 17th centurywhen Spain and Brunei was busy competing each other. To clarify on that question, we all know that Sultan Bokiah conquered many islands in the Philippines including Sulu and continued to control Sulu until perhaps the 17th century when the Spanish in Manila constantly invading Sulu and somehow Brunei lost control of its territories in the Philippines. In addition here is another link(http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Tagalog/Modules/Modules/MuslimMindanao/historical_timeline_of_the_royal.htm) that will give better understanding of Sultanate of Sulu from its beginning until the present state. Enjoy reading and comments welcome!


Tips on upcoming test

Hi History students..

Since there will be test this week or next week (if the second class of the week falls on Wednesday) i thought i give you some tips on what to focus on for the test. The questions that you must be able to answer are as follow:

  1. Who was the head of Islam in Brunei?
  2. Who were the four most important officials in the government system of Brunei?
  3. What was the duties (or roles) of the Shahbandar?
  4. Who were the mosque officials in the government system of Brunei?
  5. List three types of Brunei’s traditional land rights systems
  6. What were the differences between Kerajaan, Kuripan and Tulin?
  7. Which country was the most important trading partner of Brunei?
  8. What was blackwood timber used for by the Chinese traders?
  9. List five examples of Brunei’s exports which were mostly jungle products
  10. List three examples of Brunei’s imports which were luxury items

The Castille War

Hi..for this topic we have covered i just want to highlight that effects of this war are as follow:

1. Brunei and Spain continued to become rivals (Spain did not end its invasion of Brunei’s territories after this war infact Sulu was attacked)

2. Sultan Bolkiah’s tomb was destroyed and five roofed mosque was destroyed

3. Trade was weakened

Here is a link to this topic for further reading ( http://bruneiresources.blogspot.com/2008/05/brunei-versus-spain-castillian-war.html ). I found it interesting that the reason for the Spanish left Brunei was because dysentry and perhaps cholera as well.

Short video on Ferdinand Magellan

Hi..it’s been a while i haven’t post in this blog. What’s the word im looking for yup ‘HIATUS’!

Well im sure everyone is still in a holiday mood, im slowly recollecting my energy to prepare more materials for History lesson. To get started i just post this video incase you haven’t seen it. It’s exactly the same to the one posted in the Wallwisher which didnt turn out well then i expected. Anyway watch it and enjoy!