From Majapahit to Putrajaya: The Kris as a Symptom of Civilizational Development and Decline

@article{Noor2000FromMT,
  title={From Majapahit to Putrajaya: The Kris as a Symptom of Civilizational Development and Decline},
  author={Farish A. Noor},
  journal={South East Asia Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={8},
  pages={239 - 279}
}
  • F. Noor
  • Published 1 November 2000
  • History
  • South East Asia Research
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