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The Oxford History of Historical WritingVolume 3: 1400-1800$
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José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, and Daniel Woolf

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.001.0001

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Southeast Asian Historical Writing

Southeast Asian Historical Writing

(p.119) Chapter 6 Southeast Asian Historical Writing
The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Geoff Wade

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines how and why accounts of the past were transmitted in Southeast Asian societies from about 1400 to the beginning of the nineteenth century. It discusses historical writing in Vietnam, Burma, Siam/Thailand, Lan Na and other northern Tai societies, Laos, Cambodia, Sumatra and the Malay world, Java, Bali, Eastern Indonesia, and the Philippines. The most common aspect that runs throughout almost all the histories is that of confirmation of legitimacy — religious and political. In many ways, by providing appropriate genealogies, the histories justified the social arrangements in place, the existing religious structure, and the legitimacy of the ruling line or individual.

Keywords:   Southeast Asia, historiography, history, legitimacy

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