By William Cummings
The chronicles of Gowa and Talloq are an important historic resources for the examine of pre-colonial Makassar. they've got supplied the fundamental framework and masses of the knowledge that we own concerning the origins, development, and enlargement of Gowa throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. in this interval Gowa and its shut best friend Talloq turned the main robust strength within the japanese Indonesian archipelago, and historians have relied seriously at the chronicles to chart the advancements of this era. to be had for the 1st time in English translation, the 2 texts will provide historians and different students a useful starting place on which to base interpretations of this important position and time in Indonesian background. This quantity is needed studying for students of pre-modern Southeast Asia, together with historians, linguists, anthropologists, and others. complete textual content (Open entry)
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Extra resources for A Chain of Kings: The Makassarese Chronicles of Gowa and Talloq
Yet chronicles were only composed for a comparatively brief time. The Talloq chronicle texts we possess end with the reign of Tumammaliang ri Timoroq in 1641, though it would not be surprising if a text relating the reign of his successor Karaeng Pattingalloang (ruled 1641 to 1654) came to light. The Gowa chronicle continued through the reign of Sultan Hasanuddin, who died in 1670 shortly after Gowa’s calamitous 1669 defeat. With his death, chronicle composition ceased. No text has been found that continues the story of Gowa and Talloq’s rulers.
His royal name was I Daeng Manrabia. This one was called 40 A chain of kings Tumamenang ri Gaukanna. 111 Another son, his personal name, may I not be cursed, was I Kelo. His royal name was I Daeng Uraga. His karaeng-title was Karaeng Ujung Tana. He had no children, but Karaeng ri Pattukangang was adopted. [I Kelo] died. Tumamenang ri Bontobiraeng received all his possessions except those already given [to his adopted heir]. Another of his sons was I Yung. His royal name was I Daeng Macciniq. His karaeng-title was Karaeng Buluq Sipong.
She was the mother of Karaeng ri Ballaq Jawaya whose personal name, may I not be cursed, was I Sikati. She was the mother of I Daeng Manggappa, Matea ri Joroq. She107 was the mother by the karaeng of eight children. The siblings included a son: Karaeng Assuluka [Tunipasuluq]. His personal name, may I not be cursed, was I Tepu Karaeng. His royal name was I Daeng Parambu. His karaeng-title before he ruled was Karaeng ri Bontolangkasaq. 108 Another daughter, her personal name, may I not be cursed, was I Callanna.