Writing for Eternity

A Survey of Epigraphy in Southeast Asia

Daniel PERRET, Claude GUILLOT, Ludvik KALUS, Philippe PAPIN, Claudine SALMON , Jacques LEIDER, Michel LORRILLARD, Arlo GRIFFITHS, Dominique SOUTIF, Julia ESTEVE, Peter SKILLING, Hadi SIDOMULYO, Tilman FRASCH, Kyaw Minn HTIN, Marek BUCHMANN, Christian BAUER, Titi Surti NASTITI, Roderick ORLINA

Collection : Études thématiques

Collection's number: 30

Editor: Perret (Daniel)

Edition: EFEO

Publication date: 2018

Status : Disponible

40,00

ISSN : 1269-8067

Width : 18.5 cm

Height : 27.5 cm

Weight : 1.14 kg

Number of pages : 478

Distributor : EFEO Diffusion

Geography : Indonésie, Vietnam, Malaisie, Cambodge, Laos, Chine, Asie du Sud-Est, Birmanie (Myanmar), Thaïlande

Language : Français, Anglais

Place : Paris

Support : Papier

Description :

18.5 x 27.5 cm, 478 p., Ill., English and French

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Abstract

This book provides a general survey of epigraphy in Southeast Asia. Epigraphy is an academic discipline for the scientific study of all kinds of inscriptions on durable media. Despite the fact that interest in inscriptional materials goes back more than two centuries in Southeast Asia, until now the field had never been the subject of a panorama, an introduction, or a general discussion. Thomas Stamford Raffles was the first in Southeast Asia, precisely in 1815, to emphasise the importance of inscriptions for linguistics, the study of religions and history in general. Until the middle of the second millennium CE, apart from a number of religious and literary texts, inscriptions in fact constituted unique local written sources providing detailed, accurate, and often well dated historical data for many aspects of ancient life in Southeast Asia. The concept underlining this volume is that of corpus, a set of documents brought together according to various criteria. In the field of epigraphy, these corpora are crucial tools informing multiple fields of analysis for historians. This volume gathers together eighteen contributions by renowned scholars of Southeast Asian epigraphy and history whose essays are focused on corpora of inscriptional materials written using Indian scripts and local variants, Chinese script, or Arabic script and local variants. Other corpora are discussed in the introduction to this volume, in order to try to provide the fullest possible overview.

Table of contents

Preface
Contents
Abbreviations
Introduction
Daniel PERRET
 
Corpora of Inscriptions in Indian Scripts and Local Variants
 
Myanmar Epigraphy – Current State and Future Tasks
Tilman FRASCH
 
The Epigraphic Archive of Arakan/Rakhine State (Myanmar): A Survey
Kyaw Minn HTIN & Jacques P. LEIDER
 
Research on the Inscriptions in Laos: Current Situation and Perspectives
Michel LORRILLARD
 
Towards an Epigraphic Bibliography of Thailand
Peter SKILLING
 
An Introduction to the Northern Thai Stone Inscriptions Corpus
Marek BUCHMANN
 
The Mon Inscriptions of Thailand, Laos and Burma
Christian BAUER
 
The Corpus of Khmer Inscriptions: State of the Art, Methods and First Results
Dominique SOUTIF
 
Mapping the Sacred: Towards a Religious Geography of Ancient Cambodia Through a Toponymic Atlas of Cambodian Inscriptions
Julia ESTÈVE
 
A Historical Survey of Epigraphy in Maritime Southeast Asia (Inscriptions Using Indian or Indian-Derived Scripts)
Daniel PERRET
 
Watu Sīma in Java: Marker Stones as Boundaries of Privileged Domains
Titi Surti NASTITI
 
Notes on the Topography of Ancient Java: Identifying Four Sīma Territories from the Majapahit Period
Hadi SIDOMULYO
 
Building the Corpus of Indianised Inscriptions in Sumatra: The Pioneers (1818–1968)
Daniel PERRET
 
The Corpus of Inscriptions in the Old Malay Language
Arlo GRIFFITHS
 
Corpora of Inscriptions in Chinese Script Chinese
 
Epigraphic Studies in Southeast Asia – An Overview
Claudine SALMON
 
Les sources épigraphiques du Vietnam : méthode et contenu
Philippe PAPIN
 
Corpora of Inscriptions in Arabic and Arabic-Derived Scripts
 
Épigraphie musulmane ancienne d’Asie du Sud-Est : premiers résultats
Claude GUILLOT
 
Formation du système épigraphique islamique dans le Sud-Est asiatique (XIVe-milieu du XVe siècle)
Ludvik KALUS
 
Revisiting Sulu Relics: Islamic Epigraphy from Jolo, Philippines
Roderick ORLINA
 
References
Index
Abstracts
Authors

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