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Sejarah Melayu (Siri kajian sastera Fajar Bakti) Unknown Binding – 1987
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The Sejarah Melayu (History of the Malays/Malay History) is an interesting mix of myth and fact. I'd take the idea of the Malacca Sultanate being directly descended from Alex the Great with a grain of salt, but it's possible they were descended from Greek soldiers intermarrying with Indians, since that did happen. And then that's that weird bit about the kingdom under the sea. I have yet to read what WG Shellabear's introduction says about that (shame, a white guy who wrote much better Malay than I can even read...) but the magical/supernatural elements diminish with chronology.
It begins with a chronicle of how Alex the Great's descendants ended up in the Malay Archipelago. Then the middle part gets a bit weird and random with various stories about regional kingdoms and people with really really long names marrying each other (and each others' kids, and cousins, and atuk nenek moyang whatever...) The last 4 chapters really pick up with the story of how the Laksamana and Bendahara betrayed that one guy whose name I forgot, and the Portuguese invasion.