Three Arabic letters from North Sumatra of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

  title={Three Arabic letters from North Sumatra of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries},
  author={Andrew Charles Spencer Peacock},
  journal={Indonesia and the Malay World},
  pages={188 - 210}
  • A. Peacock
  • Published 12 April 2016
  • History
  • Indonesia and the Malay World
ABSTRACT This article examines three Arabic documents, one from the Sultanate of Samudera-Pasai dated 1516, and two from the Sultanate of Aceh, dated 1602 and 1603, written in the name of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Syah (r.1589–1604). The Samudera-Pasai document represents the earliest surviving manuscript in the Arabic script from Southeast Asia, while the second and third letters are some of the earliest documents that have come down to us from the Aceh sultanate. Despite their historical… 
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