Why the Śailendras were not a Javanese dynasty

@article{Jordaan2006WhyT,
  title={Why the Śailendras were not a Javanese dynasty},
  author={Roy E. Jordaan},
  journal={Indonesia and the Malay World},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={22 - 3}
}
  • R. Jordaan
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • History
  • Indonesia and the Malay World
Archaeologists and art historians generally agree that most of the 8th- to 9th-century Buddhist temples in central Java were constructed by the rulers who claimed to belong to the Śailendra dynasty. But the unsolved question preying on the minds of scholars for many decades now is the origins of this dynasty. Drawing on a variety of arguments this study contends that the present popularity of the Śailendra dynasty's Javanese origin is ill-founded, and urges a resumption of research into its… 
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