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Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future: History as Prophecy in Colonial Java. Sounds like a very interesting book. Would be neat to compare and contrast it with the works of the recently passed MC Ricklefs,

This week in our Indonesian History and Ethnography reading group we read Nancy Florida's award winning 1995 monograph Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future: History as Prophecy in Colonial Java. 02:10 - 2 янв. 2020 г. 7 ретвитов. Would be neat to compare and contrast it with the works of the recently passed MC Ricklefs, 1 ответ 0 ретвитов 1 отметка Нравится.

Introduction: On the Possibilities of Reading in Java (page 1). Read. Chapter 1. The Writing of a History (page 52). Chapter 2. Babad Jaka Tingkir in Translation (page 81). Chapter 3. Invoking the Future in Writing a Past (page 246). Chapter 4. A Question of Visibility: Writing History in Java (page 279). Chapter 5. The Demak Mosque: A Construction of Authority (page 319). Chapter 6. Three Javanese Gurus: On the Generation of Marginal Powers (page 352). Conclusion: History and Prophecy (page 392).

History as Prophecy in Colonial Java.

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My book, Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future: History as Prophecy in Colonial Java (Duke University Press, 1995), for example, is a densely textured study of a history of Islamizing sixteenth-century Java that was composed by a nineteenth-century royal exile to effect, I argue.

My book, Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future: History as Prophecy in Colonial Java (Duke University Press, 1995), for example, is a densely textured study of a history of Islamizing sixteenth-century Java that was composed by a nineteenth-century royal exile to effect, I argue, a radically different direction for the Javanese future. Babad Jaka Tingkir, the historical prophecy that Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future translates and reads, is uniquely suited for such a study. Composing an engaging history of the emergence of Islamic power in central Java around the turn of the sixteenth century, Babad Jaka Tingkir was written from the vantage of colonial exile to contest the more dominant dynastic historical traditions of nineteenth-century court literature.

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Located at the juncture of literature, history, and anthropology, Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future charts a strategy of how one might read a traditional text of non-Western historical literature in order to generate, with it, an opening for the future. This book does so by taking seriously a haunting work of historical prophecy inscribed in the nineteenth century by a royal Javanese exile—working through this writing of a colonized past to suggest the reconfiguration of the postcolonial future that this history itself apparently intends. After introducing the colonial and postcolonial orientalist projects that would fix the meaning of traditional writing in Java, Nancy K. Florida provides a nuanced translation of this particular traditional history, a history composed in poetry as the dream of a mysterious exile. She then undertakes a richly textured reading of the poem that discloses how it manages to escape the fixing of "tradition." Adopting a dialogic strategy of reading, Florida writes to extend—as the work’s Javanese author demands—this history’s prophetic potential into a more global register.Babad Jaka Tingkir, the historical prophecy that Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future translates and reads, is uniquely suited for such a study. Composing an engaging history of the emergence of Islamic power in central Java around the turn of the sixteenth century, Babad Jaka Tingkir was written from the vantage of colonial exile to contest the more dominant dynastic historical traditions of nineteenth-century court literature. Florida reveals how this history’s episodic form and focus on characters at the margins of the social order work to disrupt the genealogical claims of conventional royal historiography—thus prophetically to open the possibility of an alternative future.
Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future: History as Prophecy in Colonial Java download epub
Humanities
Author: Nancy K. Florida
ISBN: 0822316226
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Books (August 24, 1995)
Pages: 464 pages