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Title The Makassar annals / translated and edited by William Cummings.

Publication Info. Leiden : KITLV Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Bibliotheca indonesia, 0067-8023 ; 35
Bibliotheca Indonesica ; 35.
Note Directory of Open Access Books: DOAB.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-356) and index.
Summary "The Makassar annals 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 spread of Islam, trade and diplomacy, the built environment, ritual activity, warfare, internal political struggles, social and kinship relations, eclipses and comets, and more. These Lontaraq bilang were a clear departure in form and function from the genealogically-structured chronicles being composed about the ruling families of Gowa and Talloq in the same era. By the end of 1751, nearly 2400 entries had been completed. These records are a rich lode of information for scholars interested in virtually any aspect of life in premodern Makassar, and are a rare and precious resource for scholars of Southeast Asia. This is the first English translation and annotation of the annals. 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, A chain of kings; The Makassarese chronicles of Gowa and Talloq, and numerous articles about Makassarese history and culture"--Publisher's description.
Contents I. Introduction -- II. The annals; Transliteration, translation, and notes -- III. A further annals; ANRI 16/6 -- IV. Index of personal names -- Glossary -- Reigns lists for the rulers of Gowa and Talloq -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Language Text In English and Makasar.
Subject Makassar (Indonesia) -- History.
Mayors -- Indonesia -- Makassar.
Makassar (Indonesia) -- Social life and customs.
Makassar (Indonesia) -- Politics and government.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Southeast Asia.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Customs & Traditions.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Mayors. (OCoLC)fst01012869
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Indonesia -- Makassar. (OCoLC)fst01292144
Indexed Term Indonesia
Social history
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Cummings, William (William P.), editor, translator.
Other Form: Print version: Makassar annals. Leiden : KITLV Press, 2010 9789067183666 (DLC) 2011403147 (OCoLC)729891491
ISBN 9789004253629 (electronic bk.)
9004253629 (electronic bk.)
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