Rum and Jawa: The Vicissitudes of Documenting a Long-Distance Relationship
The relationship between the two great hinges of Eurasian maritime commerce, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, is a very ancient one in both commercial and religious domains.I will seek here to trace the uses that have been made of these past connections by successive generations of writers, as a background to the unprecedently clear record provided by contemporary researchers. Ottoman records have proved indispensible in documenting the connection historically, even though for centuries it...[Show more]
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