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Title: Authorship of Malay Manuscripts: The Case of Multiple Manuscripts
Authors: Wan Ali Wan Mamat, Dr.
Issue Date: 17-Nov-2014
Publisher: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Abstract: Soon after the introduction of Islam in the Malay Archipelago, circa in the 12th century AD, the Malays developed their new script based on the Arabic script known as the Jawi script. The earliest Jawi script extant could be found in the Terengganu inscription, dated 1303 AD. Since then, there were thousands of Malay manuscripts written. Despite the fact that many of them had been destroyed and lost yet there are still thousands of them still available in libraries, museums and in private collections throughout the world. Many of the titles are in multiple copies, some even in the hundreds. Definitely not all the copies were written by one man or the author himself. This paper will try to explore the possible practices among the Malay authors/copiers that contribute toward the proliferation of the manuscript copies.
Description: This paper was presented at the 6th World Congress of Muslim Librarians and Information Scientists 2011 (WCOMLIS 2011), held on the 16-17th November 2011, at the Cultural Activity Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
URI: http://myrepositori.pnm.gov.my/handle/123456789/3078
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