Syair Perang Siak. A Court Poem Representing the State Policy of a Minangkabau Malay Royal Family in Exile
Donald J. Goudie
Syair in Malay culture are not dissimilar to odes in many European cultures; they often remind their listeners of the heroic deeds of heroes of the past. Here Goudie has painstakingly reconstructed a popular syair that tells of the exploits of Minangkabau raiders from what is now Indonesia into the Malay Peninsula. Both a transliteration into the modern Rumi script and an English translation are included. Near Fine Hardback 280 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.
Weight: 1kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition : Apart from a few minor damp marks on the first and last end papers, the book looks new