Politico-cultural-religious milieu of Southeast Asia: an examination of pre-Islamic structures of authority and syncretic practices

This paper analyses the structure of authorities and syncretic practices among the people in Southeast Asia before the spread of Islam in the region. The influence of South Asian tradition and culture in Southeast Asia was evident especially in the social and political spheres. Practices of Southeas...

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Main Authors: Abdul Jalil, Mohd. Noh, Mohd Amin, Wan Mohd Azam, Alias, Majdan
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Published: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia 2019
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spelling my.iium.irep.740592020-03-23T15:42:46Z http://irep.iium.edu.my/74059/ Politico-cultural-religious milieu of Southeast Asia: an examination of pre-Islamic structures of authority and syncretic practices Abdul Jalil, Mohd. Noh Mohd Amin, Wan Mohd Azam Alias, Majdan BL Religion JQ Political institutions Asia P Philology. Linguistics This paper analyses the structure of authorities and syncretic practices among the people in Southeast Asia before the spread of Islam in the region. The influence of South Asian tradition and culture in Southeast Asia was evident especially in the social and political spheres. Practices of Southeast Asian empires originated from the South Asian continent. In order to understand those influences this study analyses available materials related to the development of socio-political and cultural-religious environment in Southeast Asia prior to the advancement of Islam in the region. This study concludes that early kingdoms in Southeast Asia adopted the doctrines of devaraja and bodhisattva as the model of governance. This doctrine provides the Rulers with everlasting loyalty from their subjects. At the same time, religious life among the people in Southeast Asia highlights a unique practice. The syncretic practices of the people in Southeast Asia at that time prove that they did not follow blindly religious practices presented to them from the South Asian traditions. They adopt and adapt those practices to suit their own needs at that time. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia 2019-08-15 Article PeerReviewed application/pdf en http://irep.iium.edu.my/74059/1/74059_Politico-Cultural-Religious%20Milieu.pdf application/pdf en http://irep.iium.edu.my/74059/7/74059_Politico-Cultural-Religious%20Milieu_SCOPUS.pdf Abdul Jalil, Mohd. Noh and Mohd Amin, Wan Mohd Azam and Alias, Majdan (2019) Politico-cultural-religious milieu of Southeast Asia: an examination of pre-Islamic structures of authority and syncretic practices. KEMANUSIAAN: The Asian Journal of Humanities, 26 (Supp. 1). pp. 109-129. ISSN 1394-9330 E-ISSN 2180-4257 http://web.usm.my/kajh/vol26_s1_2019/kajh26s12019_06.pdf https://doi.org/10.21315/kajh2019.26.s1.6
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Politico-cultural-religious milieu of Southeast Asia: an examination of pre-Islamic structures of authority and syncretic practices
description This paper analyses the structure of authorities and syncretic practices among the people in Southeast Asia before the spread of Islam in the region. The influence of South Asian tradition and culture in Southeast Asia was evident especially in the social and political spheres. Practices of Southeast Asian empires originated from the South Asian continent. In order to understand those influences this study analyses available materials related to the development of socio-political and cultural-religious environment in Southeast Asia prior to the advancement of Islam in the region. This study concludes that early kingdoms in Southeast Asia adopted the doctrines of devaraja and bodhisattva as the model of governance. This doctrine provides the Rulers with everlasting loyalty from their subjects. At the same time, religious life among the people in Southeast Asia highlights a unique practice. The syncretic practices of the people in Southeast Asia at that time prove that they did not follow blindly religious practices presented to them from the South Asian traditions. They adopt and adapt those practices to suit their own needs at that time.
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author Abdul Jalil, Mohd. Noh
Mohd Amin, Wan Mohd Azam
Alias, Majdan
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Mohd Amin, Wan Mohd Azam
Alias, Majdan
author_sort Abdul Jalil, Mohd. Noh
title Politico-cultural-religious milieu of Southeast Asia: an examination of pre-Islamic structures of authority and syncretic practices
title_short Politico-cultural-religious milieu of Southeast Asia: an examination of pre-Islamic structures of authority and syncretic practices
title_full Politico-cultural-religious milieu of Southeast Asia: an examination of pre-Islamic structures of authority and syncretic practices
title_fullStr Politico-cultural-religious milieu of Southeast Asia: an examination of pre-Islamic structures of authority and syncretic practices
title_full_unstemmed Politico-cultural-religious milieu of Southeast Asia: an examination of pre-Islamic structures of authority and syncretic practices
title_sort politico-cultural-religious milieu of southeast asia: an examination of pre-islamic structures of authority and syncretic practices
publisher Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
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url http://irep.iium.edu.my/74059/1/74059_Politico-Cultural-Religious%20Milieu.pdf
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