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Title A chain of kings : the Makassarese chronicles of Gowa and Talloq / edited and translated by William Cummings
Published Leiden : KITLV Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 123 pages)
Series Bibliotheca Indonesica, 0067-8023 ; 33
Bibliotheca Indonesica ; 33. 0067-8023
Contents I. Introduction -- The chronicles' history of pre-colonial Makassar -- Historiographical comments -- II. The chronicle texts -- Description of manuscripts -- Chronicle composition -- Translating Makassarese texts -- III. The Gowa chronicle -- Translation -- Appendix 1 -- Notes -- Transliteration -- IV. The Talloq chronicle -- Translation -- Notes -- Transliteration -- Glossary -- Reign list for the rulers of Gowa and Talloq
Summary The chronicles of Gowa and Talloq are the most important historical sources for the study of pre-colonial Makassar. They have provided the basic framework and much of the information that we possess about the origins, growth, and expansion of Gowa during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. During this period Gowa and its close ally Talloq became the most powerful force in the eastern Indonesian archipelago, and historians have relied heavily on the chronicles to chart the developments of this period. Available for the first time in English translation, the two texts will offer historians and other scholars an invaluable foundation on which to base interpretations of this crucial place and time in Indonesian history. This volume is required reading for scholars of pre-modern Southeast Asia, including historians, linguists, anthropologists, and others. William Cummings is an associate professor of history at the University of South Florida. He is the author of Making blood white; Historical transformation in early modern Makassar (2002) and numerous articles about Makassarese history and culture
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference (pages 111-115) and index
Notes Introduction, notes and translations in English, with transliterations of original Makasar texts
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Subject 15.75 history of Asia.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Southeast Asia.
Kings and rulers.
Goa (Sultanate) -- History
Goa (Sultanate) -- Kings and rulers
Tallo (Kingdom) -- History
Tallo (Kingdom) -- Kings and rulers
Makassar (Indonesia) -- History
Sulawesi Selatan (Indonesia) -- History
Indonesia -- Goa (Sultanate)
Indonesia -- Makassar.
Indonesia -- Sulawesi Selatan.
Indonesia -- Tallo (Kingdom)
Indonesien -- Ost
Makassar, Celebes
Ujung Pandang.
Genre/Form History.
Sources (form)
Chronicles (form)
Form Electronic book
Author Cummings, William
ISBN 9789004254008
Other Titles Makassarese chronicles of Gowa and Talloq