Ceylon, An Account of the Island, Vol. 1 of 2: Physical, Historical, and Topographical, With Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions (Classic Reprint)
THE REIGN OF PRAKRAMA BAHU.
A.D. 1071. Recovery of the island from the Malabars Wijayo Bahu I. expels the Malabars Birth of the Prince Prakrama His character and renown Immense public works constructed by him Restores the order of the Buddhist priesthood Intercourse between Siam and Ceylon Temples and sacred edifices built by Prakrama The Gal-Wihara at Pollanarrua Ruins of Pollanarrua Extraordinary extent of his works for irrigation Foreign wars of Prakrama His conquests in India The death of Prakrama Bahu
FATE OF THE SINGHALESE MONARCHY.
ARRIVAL OF THE PORTUGUESE, A.D. 1505.
Prakrama Baku, the last powerful king Anarchy follows on his dec...'
Table of Contents
CONTENTS OF: THE FIRST VOLUME: PART L: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: CHAPTER 1: C IJOLOC -1I1UIBIlALQG '-GR~I!!: I Gt:I'eral Aspect: Pagu: Sillj:,'I1lar beauty of tbe island •: 8: 118 ancient reuoll'U in consequcnce: •: •: 4-: Fable of its 'perfumed winds': Cllllrnctcr of thc sconery: (DOte) 4: 5: I I Gehgr'aphi~aJ Po3itiim •: •: 6: Ancitmt v1cWS n:garding it aDlonS's: t the Hindus,-' the ~IcricH: n or Lanb' •: •: 6: Buddhist traditions of funner: 8obmersioD9 •: (note) 7: Errors as to the dimensions of: Ceylon •: •: •: •: 8: 0p,flionij of Onn~icritll~, Rratostbenes,: Strabo Pliny,Ptolemy,: Agathemerus •: S 9: Tbe Arabian geographers •: 9: Sumatra supposed to be Ceylon: (1Wle) 10: True latitude IUld longitudo ) l: G€:Dcral Fr8~r' Plap of Ceylon: (note) 11:
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