A 14th Century Malay Code of Laws

The Nitisarasamuccaya
by Uli Kozok

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Series: Nalanda-Sriwijaya Research Series

Publication Date: May 13, 2016

ISBN: 9789814620499

Binding: Kobo eBook

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"That is why the impressive results of the fieldwork and subsequent analytical research by the German scholar, Dr. Uli Kozok, are remarkable. By devoting considerable time and funds to his project in the interior of Sumatra, Kozok has produced results that will change the writing of the history of Malay. [...] By conducting fieldwork (Kozok saw the text in Kerinci in August 2002), by following up leads from the colonial literature (Voorhoeve's compilation), by analyzing the text without depending on accepted knowledge and by taking the step of using the latest technology to obtain an empirical perspective about the material, Kozok has succeeded in laying a major part of a foundation for the rewriting of the history of Malay in Indonesia!" - James T. Collins (2004, pp. 18-19)