A Chain of Kings: The Makassarese Chronicles of Gowa and by William Cummings

By William Cummings

The chronicles of Gowa and Talloq are an important ancient resources for the examine of pre-colonial Makassar. they've got supplied the fundamental framework and masses of the data that we own concerning the origins, progress, 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 origin on which to base interpretations of this important position and time in Indonesian background. This quantity is needed interpreting for students of pre-modern Southeast Asia, together with historians, linguists, anthropologists, and others. complete textual content (Open entry)

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In the first, the Gowa chronicle in BL 22 A chain of kings 33v reads ‘Karaeng Loe ri Sero is not yet discussed, just those who ruled in Gowa’. Significantly, Noorduyn relied on CM for this passage, and in this version the intertextuality is more explicit than in BL. CM 148 reads ‘Karaeng Loe ri Sero is not yet discussed here, but in his proper place later’. This construction suggests a greater awareness about the intertextual relationship between the Gowa and Talloq chronicles than the BL version, a growing consciousness that chroniclers worked and that chronicles existed within the context of other written works.

I Daeng Madoko was married by Adatuang ri Massepeq and had a child: Adatuang ri Massepeq, named I Lagauq. Another child given birth to by a household servant was named I Daeng Talaraq. His personal name was I Taniasseng. He had no children and died. 85 Section 5: Tunibatta Tunibatta, this brother of Tunipalangga, succeeded him as ruler. His brother died. He succeeded him because he had been chosen. His personal name, may I not be cursed, was I Teji Barani. His royal name was I Daeng Marompu. His karaeng-title before he became ruler was Karaeng ri Dataq.

111 Another son, his personal name, may I not be cursed, was I Kelo. His royal name was I Daeng Uraga. His karaeng-title was Karaeng Ujung Tana. He had no children, but Karaeng ri Pattukangang was adopted. [I Kelo] died. Tumamenang ri Bontobiraeng received all his possessions except those already given [to his adopted heir]. Another of his sons was I Yung. His royal name was I Daeng Macciniq. His karaeng-title was Karaeng Buluq Sipong. He married his first cousin, a child of Karaeng Barombong, named I Tadumai and had children Karaeng Paqbineang and Karaeng Garassiq.

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