Materials for the Medieval and Early Modern History of Indonesia

The pre-modern history of Java is not well-known. Therefore this site is dedicated to offer some documents online, if possible, both in transcription and in English translation, but at least in translation. The presentation of the sources is organized as simply as possible. The focus of the project lies on the Medieval and Renaissance Period (though the European terms only match properly for the European travellers' reports), i.e. on the period of the kingdoms from Srivijaya to Majapahit, as well as on the early Islamic kingdoms.

The project is located at the "Arbeitsstelle für die digitale Edition mittelalterlicher Quellen" at the Centre "Geisteswissenschaften in der digitalen Welt" of the University of Hamburg.