Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde
Edited, translated and annotated by Peter Worsley, S. Supomo, Thomas Hunter, and Margaret Fletcher
In Mpu Monaguṇa's Sumanasāntaka, the authors offer an edited text and translation of Mpu Monaguṇa's early thirteenth century epic kakawin Sumanasāntaka along with extensive commentary on the history of the poem and its story in India, Java and Bali.
Translated and edited by William Cummings
Beginning in the 1630s, a series of annalists at the main courts of Makassar began keeping records with dated entries that recorded a wide variety of specific historical information about a wide variety of topics, including the births and deaths of notable individuals, the actions of rulers, the ...
The Arjunawiwāha is one of the best known of the Old Javanese classics. This volume presents a new text, based on Balinese manuscripts, with a complete translation, building on the work done by earlier writers.
William P. Cummings
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.
Edited by A. Teeuw & S.O. Robson
The Bhomantaka, or the Death of Bhoma, is a wide-ranging tale of the sweet romance of Samba and Yajñawati, of the defeat of the demon Bhoma by King Kresna and his minions in a truly monumental battle, and many more incidents and descriptions, a product of the sophisticated literary tradition of ...
The sly wit and silky eroticism of the verse genre known as romantic syair were staple dishes on the Southeast Asian cultural menu, especially in the Malay, Islamic regional centres. Yet very few examples are available in translation for the many readers interested in the genre, and attempts by ...
Edited by A. Teeuw, R. Dumas, Muhammad Haji Salleh, R. Tol & M.J. van Yperen
Around a century ago a Malay poem which tells of a foreigner, always indicated as Sinyor, in Southeast Asia who elopes with Lela Mayang, the wife of a wealthy Chinaman. The latter sets out in pursuit of the couple and engages in a naval battle with the Sinyor in an attempt to get his wife back. ...
Edited by J. Noorduyn & A. Teeuw
Preserved on undated palm-leaf manuscripts, Old Sundanese texts are generally in poor condition and unavailable to a wider audience. There are limited texts in any form of Sundanese, and only limited knowledge of Old Sundanese. In presenting three long Old Sundanese poems, Noorduyn and Teeuw, in ...
William A. Collins
This study presents the text and translation of an oral epic, or guritan, relating the exploits of Radin Suane, which was recorded during anthropological fieldwork among the Besemah, in the remote highlands of South Sumatra.
For more than a millennium, the poets of Java and Bali have celebrated their deities, their patrons and the cult of beauty and love through the writing of kakawin. The Parthayana ("The Journeying of Partha") is a kakawin written in Bali in the early eighteenth century in honour of the Dewa Agung ...
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