Making Blood White: Historical Transformations in Early Modern Makassar

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In this study of early modern Makassar in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, William Cummings traces the social, cultural, and political significance of the transition from oral to literate culture in one region of Indonesia. He examines "history-making" - the ways in which the past is perceived, interpreted, and used - at a crucial moment in early modern Makassar when conceptions of history are being transformed by the advent of literacy. Central to his argument is the notion that histories are not just records or ...

Making Blood White: Historical Transformations in Early Modern Makassar 2002, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI

ISBN-13: 9780824825133

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