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Hang Tuah, Hikayat
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Hikayat Hang Tuah (“The tale of Hang Tuah”) is a lengthy Malay text compiled during the seventeenth (and possibly early eighteenth) century recording the glory of the Sultanate of Melaka and the exemplary life of its greatest warrior, Hang Tuah. The first half of the narrative follows the template of classical Malay accounts of royal courts, wars, diplomacy, and court intrigues. The second half, while still concerned …

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Hooker, Virginia Matheson, “Hang Tuah, Hikayat”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30299>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305779, 2016, 2016-4



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