Classical Civilizations of South-East Asia

Classical Civilizations of South-East Asia

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With particular emphasis on history, religion, literature and arts, this collection provides a multifaceted and representative picture of the classical civilizations of South-East Asia which will be of interest for comparative and cross-disciplinary studies in this field, as well as providing a number of historical and literary documents and translations of great scholarly more

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  • Paperback | 553 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 28.45mm | 771g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113886255X
  • 9781138862555

About Vladimir Braginsky

Vladimir Braginsky is Professor of Southeast Asian languages and culture at SOAS, University of London. He is a specialist on Malay and Indonesian religions, traditional and modern literatures, and comparative literature, and has published a number of books on these more

Table of contents

IntroductionPart I: Religion1. Bauddha Brahmins in Bali C. Hooykaas2. A New Look at Sãsanavamsa V.B. Lieberman3. The Dewartu Sotäpan: a Mon prototype of the 37 natsPart II: History, Historical Sources4. Tambralinga O.W. Walters5. The Malay Founder of Medieval Malacca R.O. Winstedt6. Malay History from Chinese Source R.O. Winstedt7. Banten and the Dutch in 1619: six early 'pasar Malay' letters8. North-western Cambodia in the seventh century O.W. Wolters9. Some Sanskrit Inscriptions of Arakan E.H. Johnson10. The Kyaikmaraw inscriptions H.L. Shorto11. The 32 myos in the medieval Mon kingdom H.L. Shorto12. Collaborateur versus Abstentioniste (Tuong versus Tri): political polemic in poetic dialogu during the French acquisition of southern Vietnam J.H.C.S. DavidsonPart III: Literature and Arts13. The story of Sudhana and Monohara: an analysis of the texts and the Borobudur reliefs Padmanabh S. Jaini14. Further light on Sir Richard Winstedt's 'undescribed Malay version of the Ramayana' E.C.G. Barrett15. Three old Achehnese Manuscripts P. Vorrhoeve16. The date of the SOAS manuscript of the Sjair perang Mengkasar R. Jones17. The Song of the Three Mons J.A. Stewart18. Three 'immortal' Burmese songs Hla Pe, A.A. Allot and J. Okell 19. Country life in Burmese Literature C.W. Dunn, Hla Pe, J.A. Stewart20. Mahorasop in a Thai Manörä manuscript E.H.S. Simmonds21. New evidence on Thai shadow-play invocations E.H.S. SimmondsPart IV: Historical Linguistics22. A Chinese Vocabulary of Malacca Malay Words and Phrases E.D.Edwards, C.O. Blagden23. A Chinese Vocabulary of Cham Words and Phrases E.D. Edwards, C.O. Blagden24. Tangut or Proto-Burman G.H. Luce25. Three Mon-Khmer word families H.L.Shorto26. Achinese and mainland Austronesian H.L.Shorto27. The structure of the word in Old Khmer J.M. Jacobshow more