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date: 06 July 2022

43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands 

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The Oxford Companion to the Book
Author(s):
Edwin Paul WieringaEdwin Paul Wieringa

1 General introduction

2 Writing systems

3 Dating systems

4 Book forms

5 Printed books

The region of insular or maritime Southeast Asia, which today comprises six young nation-states, encompasses not only hundreds of languages and literatures but also quite different cultural and political backgrounds. Indonesia (independence: ... ...

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