Manuscript of Nusantara: A Review of Indonesian Manuscript Treasures

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Old manuscripts (hereinafter referred to simply as manuscripts) are cultural heritage from our ancestors that we can still see today. Indonesian old manuscripts created and still founded in various regions in west, middle, and east Indonesia. Now, Indonesian manuscripts kept by formal institution like libraries and museums, also private collection. Indonesian manuscripts written in various scripts and languages, like a Javanese, Balinese, Lampoong, Batak, and others on the materials as paper, dluwang (Javanese paper), tree bark, and lontar (palm leaves). Many genre texts as a literature, history, law, religious, and others appeared in form of poem or prose. Study and research of Indonesia manuscripts have been done by the Indonesian and foreign researcher with various method as philology, codicology, literature, culture, language, and others but there still many more that are able to be done.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conferene on Nusantara Studies (ICoNS) 2016 - ID, Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2017 → …


ConferenceInternational Conferene on Nusantara Studies (ICoNS) 2016
Period1/01/17 → …
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  • old manuscript, Nusantara scripts, materials manuscripts, philology, codicology.


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