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The Resource And the sun pursued the moon : symbolic knowledge and traditional authority among the Makassar, Thomas Gibson

And the sun pursued the moon : symbolic knowledge and traditional authority among the Makassar, Thomas Gibson

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And the sun pursued the moon : symbolic knowledge and traditional authority among the Makassar
Title
And the sun pursued the moon
Title remainder
symbolic knowledge and traditional authority among the Makassar
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Gibson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the course of a thousand years, from 600 to 1600 CE, the Java Sea was dominated by a ring of maritime kingdoms whose rulers engaged in long-distance raiding, trading, and marriage alliances with one another. And the Sun Pursued the Moon explores the economic, political, and symbolic processes by which early Makassar communities were incorporated into this regional system. As successive empires like Srivijaya, Kediri, Majapahit, and Melaka gained hegemony over the region; they introduced different models of kingship in peripheral areas like the Makassar coast of South Sulawesi. As each successive model of royal power gained currency, it became embedded in local myth and ritual. To better understand the relationship between symbolic knowledge and traditional royal authority in Makassar society, Thomas Gibson draws on a wide range of sources and academic disciplines. He shows how myth and ritual link practical forms of knowledge (boat-building, navigation, agriculture, warfare) to basic social categories such as gender and hereditary rank, as well as to environmental, celestial, and cosmological phenomena. He also shows how concrete historical agents have used this symbolic infrastructure to advance their own political and ideological purposes. Gibson concludes by situating this material in relation to Islam and to life-cycle rituals
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibson, Thomas
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Makasar (Indonesian people)
  • Makasar (Indonesian people)
  • Makasar (Indonesian people)
  • Mythology, Indonesian
  • Philosophy, Indonesian
  • Ethnoscience
  • Makassar (Indonesia)
  • Mythologie
  • Ethnosoziologie
  • Makassaren
  • Ethnoscience
  • Makasar (Indonesian people)
  • Manners and customs
  • Mythology, Indonesian
  • Philosophy, Indonesian
  • Indonesia
  • HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
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And the sun pursued the moon : symbolic knowledge and traditional authority among the Makassar, Thomas Gibson
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to south Sulawesi -- Toward an anthropology of symbolic knowledge -- Androgynous origins : traces of Srivijaya in the Java Sea -- Incestuous twins and magical boats : traces of Kediri in the Gulf of Bone -- Noble transgression and shipwreck : traces of Luwu' in Bira -- The sea prince and the bamboo maiden : traces of Majapahit in south Sulawesi -- The sea king and the emperor : the gunpowder state of Gowa-Tallo' -- The power of the regalia : royal rebellion against the Voc -- The return of the kings : the royal ancestors under colonial rule -- Knowledge, power, and traditional authority
Control code
ocn657600508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 262 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824874575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824874575
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225vbtw
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)657600508
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
And the sun pursued the moon : symbolic knowledge and traditional authority among the Makassar, Thomas Gibson
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to south Sulawesi -- Toward an anthropology of symbolic knowledge -- Androgynous origins : traces of Srivijaya in the Java Sea -- Incestuous twins and magical boats : traces of Kediri in the Gulf of Bone -- Noble transgression and shipwreck : traces of Luwu' in Bira -- The sea prince and the bamboo maiden : traces of Majapahit in south Sulawesi -- The sea king and the emperor : the gunpowder state of Gowa-Tallo' -- The power of the regalia : royal rebellion against the Voc -- The return of the kings : the royal ancestors under colonial rule -- Knowledge, power, and traditional authority
Control code
ocn657600508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 262 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824874575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824874575
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225vbtw
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)657600508
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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