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Traditional history writing (traditional historiography)

Traditional history writing (traditional historiography)Traditional history writing (traditional historiography) is the writing of history that began from the Hindu era until the entry and development of Islam in Indonesia. The writing of history today focuses on matters of government from the ruling kings, which is istanasentris which prioritizes the interests and interests of the king.
Historical writing in the Hindu-Buddhist era is generally written on inscriptions in order for future generations to know the events of the ancient times in which a king reigned, the example of the Arjunawiwaha of the Erlangga, the Panji of the Kameswara, and the Westayuda and Gatotkacasraya books of the time Kediri at the time of King Jayabaya.

The Book of Gatotkacasraya contains elements of javanization, which began to appear the original god of Java, namely Punakawan (Semar, Gareng, Petruk, and Bagong). Although in terms of less face, this character is wise and has a remarkable ability.

Traditional history writing (traditional historiography)
After the Islamic religion into the archipelago then the process of cultural acculturation that produces a new form in the writing of history. The form of writing is the use of the book as a substitute for inscriptions, for example, Babad Tanah Jawi and Babad Cirebon. The writing of events that occurred during the time of the kings of Islam was written based on the king's instructions for the benefit of the kingdom, eg the book of Bustanus Salatina. This book writes Aceh's history, also contains political life in the Islamic period in Aceh, community life, about Islam, social, and economics. Traditional history writing generally emphasizes on some of the following.
1) It deals only with certain aspects, for example, only the heredity aspect (genealogy only) or only the religious (religious) aspect.
2) Only talk about certain events that are considered important and need to be invested in the community for the sake of the palace.
4) Put forward the history of descendants from one king to the next king.
4) Often traditional history only contains biographies of prominent figures in his reign.
5) Traditional history emphasizes the structure rather than the process.
Thus, in the writing of history the traditions of society and the role of the figure is especially preferred because of the image of the king of the cult in writing, as in the days of King Kertanegara. However, traditional historical writing is very meaningful for historical searches in the past.

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