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Syair Perang Siak. A Court Poem Representing the State Policy of a Minangkabau Malay Royal Family in Exile - Donald J. Goudie
Syair Perang Siak. A Court Poem Representing the State Policy of a Minangkabau Malay Royal Family in Exile - Donald J. Goudie
$57.00
Manufacturer Number: ML1305
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Syair Perang Siak. A Court Poem Representing the State Policy of a Minangkabau Malay Royal Family in Exile

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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