The Resource Arjunawiwāha : the marriage of Arjuna of Mpu Kaṇwa, edited and translated with an introduction by Stuart Robson

Arjunawiwāha : the marriage of Arjuna of Mpu Kaṇwa, edited and translated with an introduction by Stuart Robson

Label
Arjunawiwāha : the marriage of Arjuna of Mpu Kaṇwa
Title
Arjunawiwāha
Title remainder
the marriage of Arjuna of Mpu Kaṇwa
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated with an introduction by Stuart Robson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kaw
  • kaw
  • eng
Summary
The Arjunawiwāha is one of the best known of the Old Javanese classics. This volume presents a new text, based on Balinese manuscripts, with a complete translation, building on the work done by earlier writers. An introduction provides ample background information, as well as an original interpretation of the significance of the text, within its historical and cultural setting. This poem was written by Mpu Kanwa in around A.D. 1030 under King Airlangga, who ruled in East Java. It is Mpu Kanwa's only known work, and is the second oldest example in the genre of kakawin. The poem is a narrative, but also contains passages of description, philosophical or religious teaching of great interest, as well as remarkable erotic scenes. Parts of the tale have been depicted on early temple reliefs and in paintings, and the text is still recited in Bali by literary clubs and in temple ceremonies. Stuart Robson, Associate Professor of Indonesian at Monash University from 1991 to 2001 and now retired, has been studying Old Javanese for more than forty years. He is interested in the problem of how to translate works of Old Javanese literature in such a way as to make these more accessible and better known to a wider audience of both scholars and general readers
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Cataloging source
LM1
Dewey number
899.222
Index
index present
Language note
Introduction and notes in English; poem presented in transliterated Old Javanese with parallel English translation
LC call number
PL5158.9.K35
LC item number
A8913 2008
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Bibliotheca Indonesica
Series volume
34
Label
Arjunawiwāha : the marriage of Arjuna of Mpu Kaṇwa, edited and translated with an introduction by Stuart Robson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-204) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Arjunawiwāha text and translation
  • Variant readings
  • Comments
  • List of personal names
  • List of metres
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Control code
ocn696489377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004253940
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
monash:29756
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36842035
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)696489377
  • brillop9004253947

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