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The Heritage of Traditional Malay Literature: A Historical Survey of Genres, Writings, And Literary Views,9789067182140
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The Heritage of Traditional Malay Literature: A Historical Survey of Genres, Writings, And Literary Views

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9789067182140

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9067182141
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Pub. Date:
7/1/2005
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Brill Academic Pub
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Summary

"This book, the first comprehensive survey of traditional Malay literature in English since 1939, embraces more than a millennium of Malay letters from the vague data of the seventh century up to the early beginnings of the modern literatures in the late nineteenth century. The long path trodden by traditional Malay literature is viewed in historical and theoretical perspectives as a development of an integral system, influenced by cultural and religious changes, primarily by gradual Islamization. This changing system considered in the entirety of its genres and works is seen both externally and internally: from the point of view of modern scholarship and through the examination of indigenous concepts of literary creativity, poetics and aesthetics." "The book not only represents an original study based on a specific historico-theoretical approach, but is also a complete reference-work and an indispensable manual for students."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Vladimir Braginsky is Professor of Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures at SOAS, University of London.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction 1(1)
Traditional Malay literature: the past and the present
1(3)
Historical surveys of traditional Malay literature in the context of Malay literary studies: a historiographical review
4(11)
Theoretical problems in the study of traditional Malay literature in its dynamics
15(7)
Between orality and literacy: the traditional Malay text and the tasks of Malay philology
22(8)
Ideological medium and impetuses for the evolution of traditional Malay literature
30(5)
Notes
35(6)
Old Malay literature
41(44)
The system of genres in old Malay literature; A reconstruction
47(38)
Typological basis of the reconstruction: the choice of a model for the reconstruction of old Malay literature
49(4)
The canon, commentaries, and functional genres
53(12)
Genres of the non-functional sphere
65(2)
Hikayat Seri Rama (the `Tale of Seri Rama')
67(4)
Origins of Malay fine literature
71(4)
The interaction between spheres of the literary system
75(2)
Notes
77(8)
Early Islamic literature
85(118)
The problem of early Islamic Malay literature and its genre system
91(52)
The time of composition of Sejarah Melayu (the `Malay annals')
92(11)
The time of composition of Hikayat raja Pasai (the `Tale of the rajas of Pasai')
103(9)
Data from chronicles about the composition of Malay literature in the late fourteenth to early sixteenth centuries
112(7)
Panji-romances in the composition of early Islamic literature
119(7)
The genre system of the early Islamic period
126(5)
Notes
131(12)
The major works of the early Islamic period
143(60)
Tales about heroes of Sanskrit epics and purana
143(13)
Hikayat perang Pandawa jaya (the `Tale of the war of the victorious Pandawa'), Hikayat Pandawa lima (the `Tale of the five Pandawa'), Hikayat Pandawa jaya (the `Tale of the victorious Pandawa')
144(8)
Hikayat Sang Boma (the `Tale of Sang Boma')
152(4)
Panji-romances
156(19)
Hikayat Cekel Waneng Pati (the `Tale of Cekel Waneng Pati')
164(8)
Hikayat Panji Kuda Semirang (the `Tale of Panji Kuda Semirang'), Hikayat Andaken Penurat (the `Tale of Andaken Penurat')
172(3)
Tales of the Middle Eastern origin
175(8)
Hikayat Iskandar Zulkarnain (the `Tale of Iskandar the Two-Horned')
176(2)
Hikayat Amir Hamzah (the `Tale of Amir Hamzah')
178(2)
Hikayat Muhammad Hanafiyah (the `Tale of Muhammad Hanafiyah')
180(3)
Historical literature
183(15)
Hikayat raja Pasai (the `Tale of the rajas of Pasai')
183(3)
Sejarah Melayu (the `Malay annals')
186(12)
Notes
198(5)
Classical literature
203(560)
Self-awareness of Malay literature in the classical period; A reconstruction
207(94)
The perception of inspiration: the receptive stage of a creative process
211(17)
A general description of the receptive stage in prefaces
211(1)
Divine Mercy
212(2)
The Light of Muhammad and the Prophet Muhammad's intercession
214(1)
Components of the creative process at the receptive stage
215(7)
Psychology of the creative act as a dynamic unity
222(6)
The creation of the literary work: the agentive stage of the creative process
228(15)
The expression of the hidden (meaning) through the manifest (words)
229(10)
Arabic science of eloquence and Malay doctrine of the expression of meaning: a comparison
239(4)
The concept of the beautiful in classical Malay literature
243(11)
The origin of the beautiful
243(4)
Immanent properties of the beautiful
247(2)
The psychology of perception of beauty
249(3)
The doctrine of the `beautiful word' and its functions
252(1)
Beauty in general and the beauty of the literary work
252(2)
A piece of literature as soother of the soul
254(4)
A piece of literature as a bearer of benefits
258(2)
Elements of Hindu-Muslim synthesis in Malay literary self-awareness
260(7)
Malay literary aesthetics vis-a-vis Muslim and Hindu-Javanese aesthetics
260(4)
What was borrowed and what was rejected: the synthesis of two literary aesthetics
264(3)
Conclusions: classical Malay literature as a system
267(13)
From the examination of the creative process to the discovery of a literary system
267(7)
Classical Malay literature as an anthropomorphic system
274(6)
Notes
280(21)
The genre system of classical Malay literature
301(84)
The origin, varieties and evolution of the syair
301(13)
The origin of the kitab and hidayat
314(2)
Genre structures of Malay literature in the classical period
316(3)
The composition of classical Malay literature: the sphere of beauty
319(20)
Fantastic adventure narratives (hikayat) of the synthetic type
319(5)
The time of the emergence of synthetic hikayat
324(6)
Romantic and allegorical syair
330(1)
Poetics of hikayat and syair in the sphere of beauty
331(8)
The sphere of benefit
339(15)
The literature of edifying mirrors
339(2)
Poetics of framed hikayat and edifying mirrors
341(3)
Malay historiography and its evolution
344(10)
The sphere of spiritual perfection
354(10)
Commentaries on the Qur'an (tafsir)
355(1)
Literature of the kitab
356(2)
Hagiographic hikayat
358(1)
Sufi literature, the poetics of Sufi allegories
359(4)
Religious-mystical poetry
363(1)
The emergence of the notion of individual authorship
364(4)
Conclusion: genre system and literary synthesis
368(7)
Notes
375(10)
Prose works of the classical period
385(106)
Fantastic adventure hikayat
385(30)
Hikayat Indraputra (the `Tale of Indraputra')
385(15)
Hikayat Isma Yatim (the `Tale of Isma the Orphan')
400(4)
Hikayat Maharaja Ali (the `Tale of Maharaja Ali')
404(11)
Framed tales
415(16)
Hikayat Bayan Budiman (the `Tale of the Wise Parrot')
416(7)
Hikayat Bakhtiar (the `Tale of Bakhtiar')
423(8)
Edifying mirrors
431(22)
Taj as-salatin (the `Crown of sultans') by Bukhari al-Jauhari
431(18)
Bustan as-salatin (the `Garden of sultans') by Nuruddin ar-Raniri
449(4)
Historical literature
453(1)
Salasilah Kutai (the `Kutai genealogy')
453(12)
Hikayat Patani (the `Tale of Patani')
456(3)
Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa (the `Tale of Merong Mahawangsa')
459(6)
The historico-heroic epic
465(13)
Hikayat Hang Tuah (the `Epic of Hang Tuah')
465(13)
Notes
478(13)
Poetry of the classical period
491(108)
Pantun
492(11)
Romantic syair
503(62)
Syair Ken Tambuhan (the `Poem of Ken Tambuhan')
507(4)
Syair Bidasari (the `Poem of Bidasari')
511(17)
Syair Selindung Delima (the `Poem of Selindung Delima'), Syair Yatim Nestapa (the `Poem of the Unfortunate Orphan')
528(11)
Syair Putri Akal (the `Poem of the Ingenious Princess'), Syair Sultan Abd al-Muluk (the `Poem of Sultan Abd al-Muluk')
539(8)
Syair Sinyor Kosta (the `Poem of Sinyor Kosta')
547(10)
Syair Raja Mambang Jauhari (the `Poem of the King Mambang Jauhari')
557(8)
Historical syair
565(13)
Syair perang Mengkasar (the `Poem of the Makasar war')
568(10)
Allegorical syair
578(9)
Syair Ikan Terubuk (the `Poem of the Shad')
580(3)
Syair Burung Pungguk (the `Poem of the Owlet')
583(4)
Notes
587(12)
Muslim hagiography and Sufi literature
599(164)
Hagiographic tales about the Prophet Muhammad
600(12)
Sufi hagiographies
612(5)
Hikayat Rabi'ah (the `Tale of Rabi'ah (al-Adawiyah)'), Hikayat Abu Yazid al-Bistami (the `Tale of Abu Yazid al-Bistami')
613(2)
Hikayat Sultan Ibrahim ibn Adham (the `Tale of Sultan Ibrahim ibn Adham')
615(2)
Hamzah Fansuri
617(25)
Sufi prose in Aceh of the seventeenth century
642(9)
Syamsuddin of Pasai
642(3)
Nuruddin ar-Raniri
645(3)
Abd ar-Rauf of Singkel
648(3)
Sufi prose of the eighteenth-the nineteenth century
651(7)
Syihabuddin and Abd as-Samad of Palembang and the school of Riau
651(4)
Daud ibn Abdullah al-Fatani
655(3)
Sufi poetry in Aceh of the late sixteenth-the seventeenth century
658(18)
Hasan Fansuri and Abd al-Jamal
658(4)
Syair Bahr an-Nisa (the `Poem of the Sea of Women')
662(7)
Syair martabat tujuh (the `Poem of the seven grades of Being') by Syamsuddin of Pasai
669(3)
Poems by Abd ar-Rauf of Singkel and his disciple Mansur
672(4)
Sufi poems of the boat
676(19)
Sources of boat symbolism in Malay Sufi literature
677(4)
Syair perahu 1 (the `Poem of the boat 1')
681(7)
Syair perahu 2 (the `Poem of the boat 2')
688(7)
Sufi poetry and rhythmical prose about birds
695(20)
Poems about the Pure Bird (Burung Pingai) by Hamzah Fansuri
696(3)
Hikayat and andai-andai of Si Burung Pingai in rhythmical prose
699(7)
Poems about the conversation of birds
706(5)
Indigenous basis of the works about birds
711(4)
Sufi plot-based allegories in the form of fantastic adventure hikayat
715(27)
Hikayat Syah Mardan (the `Tale of Syah Mardan')
717(10)
Hikayat Indraputra (the `Tale of Indraputra') as a Sufi allegory
727(15)
Notes
742(21)
Concluding remarks 763(14)
Bibliography 777(76)
Index 853


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