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Eastern Indonesia in the Desawarnana

A. J. West , December 16th, 2015


       The earliest written documentation of several Indonesian islands occurs in canto 14 of the Desawarnana, the East Javanese topogenic poem of 1365. There’s been a lot of…


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Eastern Indonesia in the Desawarnana

A. J. West , December 16th, 2015


       The earliest written documentation of several Indonesian islands occurs in canto 14 of the Desawarnana, the East Javanese topogenic poem of 1365. There's been a lot of…


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Eastern Indonesia in the Desawarnana

A. J. West , December 16th, 2015


       The earliest written documentation of several Indonesian islands occurs in canto 14 of the Desawarnana, the East Javanese topogenic poem of 1365. There’s been a lot of…


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European Primary Sources for Ancient Indonesia

A. J. West , November 1st, 2015


     I've recently been delving into the European primary sources on ancient Indonesia, including Pliny the Elder, Marco Polo, Niccolo de' Conti, Antonio Pigafetta, Afonso de Albuquerque…


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Albuquerque and Drake in Indo-Malaysia – Bows and Arrows

A. J. West , March 25th, 2014


It probably isn't surprising that historical references to bows and arrows in Indo-Malaysia from the age of exploration are relatively few.  The bow wasn't a particularly important weapon…


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