New PDF release: A Chain of Kings: The Makassarese Chronicles of Gowa and

By William Cummings

The chronicles of Gowa and Talloq are an important old assets for the learn of pre-colonial Makassar. they've got supplied the elemental framework and masses of the data that we own in regards to the origins, development, and enlargement of Gowa in the course of the 16th and 17th centuries. in this interval Gowa and its shut best friend Talloq turned the main strong strength within the jap Indonesian archipelago, and historians have relied seriously at the chronicles to chart the advancements of this era. on hand for the 1st time in English translation, the 2 texts will provide historians and different students a useful starting place on which to base interpretations of this significant position and time in Indonesian background. This quantity is needed examining for students of pre-modern Southeast Asia, together with historians, linguists, anthropologists, and others. complete textual content (Open entry)

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26 Karaeng ri Bone was married by a child of Karaeng ri Pakalle Ballaka. They had children: the father of I Daeng Mamo; the father of I Daeng Mattoq. Karaeng ri Somba Opu was married by Karaeng Tunikakkasang. They had no children. [Subsequently] she was married by Karaeng Tumamenang ri Makkoayang. 27 They had a child: Karaeng Batu-Batu. Another son [32v] was still small when he died. They divorced. [Subsequently Karaeng ri Somba Opu] was married28 by Karaeng Mandalleq. They had a child: Karaeng Ballaq Bugisika.

Section 4: Tunipalangga Tunipalangga, this was the child of Tumapaqrisiq Kallonna. Tumapaqrisiq Kallonna died. [31v] Tunipalangga replaced him as ruler. May I not be cursed, his personal name was I Mariogauq. His royal name was I Daeng Bonto. His karaeng-title before he became ruler was Karaeng Lakiung. At age thirty-six he became ruler and ruled eighteen years, then died. This karaeng was not praised for being just, was not praised for being learned. He was only said to be a brave man,47 renowned, wise.

Even for specialists it is often difficult to be sure who is being discussed, whether the narrative is going forward or digressing, and how one section or passage relates to another. Some sections are narratively ‘thinner’ or more skeletal than others, tending to move quickly from topic to topic without elaboration. In this they almost resemble an outline when compared to sections that narrate events in great detail. Where appropriate, I have included words or phrases in brackets that either make implied relationships clear or explain terse references, allowing readers to follow the narratives with greater ease.

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