Amangkurat I, Susunan
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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”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 May 2018 <>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004161634, 2007, 2007-2

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