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Hang Tuah, Hikayat

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Author(s): Hooker, Virginia Matheson
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 with the kingdom of Melaka, also includes episodes that describe particular event…
Date: 2020-02-11