Syair Bidasari
bibliography
text notes
list of words
list of rhyme words

Bibliography

title:

Syair Bidasari

edition:

Julian Millie, Syair Bidasari, Leiden: KITLV Press, 2002.

manuscript:

Cod.Or. 1965: Leiden University Library.

dates:

text:  ? ±1750 (Liaw);    manuscript:  1825.

provenance:

text:  ? Palembang;    manuscript:  Government secretariat, Batavia.

words:

30282 words, comprising 7086 verses.

references:

to the stanzas (1-273) of the underlying manuscript.

 

This text was kindly provided by Julian Millie

 
Editorial notes and bibliography:
Millie has provided extensive notes discussing difficult readings.  Earlier editions referred to in the notes are:
•  Jamilah Hj. Ahmad, Syair Bidasari, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1989.
•  H.C. Klinkert, Sya'ir Ken Tambuhan dan Sya'ir Yatim Nestapa Sya'ir Bidasari [jawi] / Drie Maleische Gedichten of de Sya´rs Ken Tambuhan, Yatim Nestapa en Bidasari, Leiden: Brill, 1886.
•  Tuti Munawar, Syair Bidasari, Jakarta, 1978.
•  W.R.van Hoëvell, "Sjair Bidasari, een oorspronkelijk Maleische gedicht", Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap, 19 1843, sect.2 pp.i- xlii, 1- 421.
The plot and possible provenance of Syair Bidasari are discussed in Liaw Yock Fang, Sejarah Kesusasteraan Melayu Klassik, Singapura: Pustaka Nasional, 1975.  He suggests that the date of the text may be about 1750.
 
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Added:  April 2002
The digital text was provided by Julian Millie.  In case of minor discrepancies between the MCP text and the published text, the published text is to be preferred.