Item description for Journeys of Desire: A Study of the Balinese Text Malat (Verhandelingen Van Het Koninklijk Instituut Voor Taal-, Land- En Volkenkunde) by Adrian Vickers...
From the late seventeenth century until the Dutch conquest of the early twentieth Century Bali was ruled by a set of competing kingdoms. This study of the Balinese text Kidung Malat is the first work in Indonesian historical studies to analyse the main ideology of these Balinese kingdoms. It does so by demonstrating how the performance and presentation of the text presented an image of the ideal prince to both rulers and subjects.
The Kidung Malat exemplifies courtly ideology through its descriptions of the adventures of kings and princes from the era of the medieval kingdoms of East Java. It is one of the longest and most complex of a set of narratives called Paji stories, which originated in East Java and spread throughout Southeast Asia. This book is also the first extensive historical analysis of a Paji story, combining textual analysis with the study of the gambuh dance-drama in which the Malat is performed, and comparing these forms with paintings and other manifestations of the text.
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Studio: Kitlv Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2005
Publisher Kitlv Press
ISBN 9067181374 ISBN13 9789067181372
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More About Adrian Vickers
Adrian Vickers is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and Director of Asian Studies at the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney. He is author of the acclaimed Bali: A Paradise Created (1989). In 2003 he curated the exhibition Crossing Boundaries, a major survey of modern Indonesian art, and he has also been involved in documentary films, including Done Bali (1993).
Adrian Vickers was born in 1958 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Sydney University of Wollongong, New South Wales Univers.