Rum and Jawa: The Vicissitudes of Documenting a Long-Distance Relationship

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    Abstract

    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 bulked much larger in the Southeast Asian than the Turkish imagination.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia
    Editors A.C.S. Peacock and Annabel Teh Gallop
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherBritish Academy and Oxford University Press
    Pages25-44
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9780197265819
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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