Undang-Undang Melaka
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Undang-Undang Melaka


Liaw Yock Fang (ed.), Undang-Undang Melaka. The Laws of Malacca,  The Hague: Nijhoff, 1976. Bibliotheca Indonesica no.13.  Koninklijik Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde.




texts:  1400s - 1700s, as below;    manuscripts:  all copies from 1800s.


texts:  Melaka & Johor;    manuscripts:  widely distributed, from Riau, Singapore, [Jambi], Melaka, Naning, Perak, Kedah, [Aceh], Patani, Batavia, Demak, and Semarang.


14628 words.


to the sections of the text (listed below) and the lines of the printed edition (1-2103).


Components of the text


  tag   lines   text   date provenance
UU.M       1 - 1010 Undang-Undang Melaka ? 1400s Melaka
UU.L 1011 - 1156 Undang-Undang Laut ? 1400s Melaka
UU.K 1157 - 1322 Hukum orang berwali ...  [Hukum kahwin] ? 1500s unknown
UU.B 1323 - 1845 Hukum orang berniaga, peri menuntut ... ? 1500s unknown
UU.N 1846 - 1938 Undang-Undang Negeri ? 1500s ? Melaka
UU.J 1939 - 2103 Undang-Undang Johor ? 1700s Johor
Editorial notes
Liaw Yock Fang's text is a synthetic edition based on critical readings of five principal manuscripts, and reference to others.  There is therefore no single manuscipt of the text which can be dated.  The principles of the edition are set out in Chapter V of Liaw's edition.  Liaw gives many further references to the scholarly literature.
The markings used by Liaw to indicate additions and omissions have been standardised; emendations added by Liaw are marked « » (in Liaw’s text < >).
Liaw Yock Fang, "Naskah Undang-Undang Melaka: Suatu Tinjauan", Sari 25 (2007): 85-94, available online
Added:  1999 - April 2000
The 1976 edition was scanned for the MCP in Canberra using Recognita™ OCR.