The Archive of Yogyakarta Vol 2: Documents Relating to Economic and Agrarian Affairs
DescriptionThe Archive of Yogyakarta is almost unique among Asian document collections, and its importance for scholars interested in the history of Java is difficult to overestimate. It forms a single corpus of records produced by the Sultan of Yogyakarta's government between 1786 and 1812, and deals with the realm's scare resources of men and materials. There are royal appointments, court correspondence and innumerable accountancy records. Transliterations of the Javan originals are accompanied by English synopses and notes.
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About the Author
Peter Carey is the author of ten previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for twenty years.