A Merry Senhor in the Malay World: Four Texts of the Syair Sinyor Kosta

A Merry Senhor in the Malay World: Four Texts of the Syair Sinyor Kosta

by R.M. Dumas, M. J. Van Yperen
     
 

Around a century ago a Malay poem which tells of a foreigner, always indicated as Sinyor, in Southeast Asia who elopes with Lela Mayang, the wife of a wealthy Chinaman. The latter sets out in pursuit of the couple and engages in a naval battle with the Sinyor in an attempt to get his wife back. The Syair Sinyor Kosta, as the poem is known, presents us with

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Around a century ago a Malay poem which tells of a foreigner, always indicated as Sinyor, in Southeast Asia who elopes with Lela Mayang, the wife of a wealthy Chinaman. The latter sets out in pursuit of the couple and engages in a naval battle with the Sinyor in an attempt to get his wife back. The Syair Sinyor Kosta, as the poem is known, presents us with fascinating pictures and glimpses of Malay society, in this case a nineteenth-century society in transition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789067182164
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Biblioteca Indonesica Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.52(d)

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