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Illuminations : the writing traditions of Indonesia : featuring manuscripts from the National Library of Indonesia

Author: Ann Kumar; John H McGlynn; Mastini Hardjoprakoso; Perpustakaan Nasional (Indonesia)
Publisher: Jakarta : Lontar Foundation ; New York : Weatherhill, 1996.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kumar, Ann, 1943-
Illuminations.
Jakarta : Lontar Foundation ; New York : Weatherhill, 1996
(OCoLC)604472490
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Kumar; John H McGlynn; Mastini Hardjoprakoso; Perpustakaan Nasional (Indonesia)
ISBN: 0834803496 9780834803497
OCLC Number: 34113772
Description: xxii, 297 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 33 cm
Contents: 1. Ancient begininngs: the spread of Indic scripts --
2. The sovereighnty of beauty: classical Javanese writings --
3. In the language of the divine: the contribution of Arabic --
4. Mediating time and space: the Malay writing tradition --
5. Poetry and worship: manuscripts from Aceh --
6. Cultural plurality: the Sudanese of West Java --
7. Leaves of palm: Balinese Lontar --
8. Outpost of traditions: the Island of Lombok --
9. Textual gateways: the Javanese manuscript tradition --
10. A legacy of two homelands: Chinese manuscript literature --
11. A separate empire: writings of South Sulawesi --
12. Bark, bones, and bamboo: Batak traditions of Sumatra --
13. Ancient links: the mystery of South Sumatra --
14. The decline of the manuscript tradition --
15. The preservation of manuscripts in Indonesia.
Responsibility: Ann Kumar and John H. McGlynn ; with essays and other contributions by Mastini Hardjoprakoso [and others].

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