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The Makassar Annals free pdf 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 pre- modern Makassar, and are a rare

About William Cummings

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.

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Author : William Cummings
Publisher : Brill Academic Publishers
Data Published : 01 January 2011
ISBN : 9067183660
EAN : 9789067183666
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 357 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • The Makassar Annals free pdfThe Makassar Annals

    . 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 var