Amangkurat I, Susunan(628 words)

Ricklefs, M. C.

Susunan Amangkurat I (r. 1646–77) was the son and successor of Sultan Agung. During his reign he attempted to centralise the Mataram empire in ways not previously seen, and not, in fact, achievable, given the geo-political realities of Java, with its difficult geography, population centres that were often relatively isolated from one another, limited communications, and no centralised bureaucratic tradition. He was jealous of countervailing power centres and leaders and frequently employed murder …

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Ricklefs, M. C.. "Amangkurat I, Susunan." Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Edited by: Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 24 July 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-3/amangkurat-i-susunan-SIM_0212>



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