My Dissertation:
The Twisting Staff:
Strategy, Structure and Genre
in the Malay Muslim Court
Literary Tradition
Stephen Arod Shirreffs, Ph.D.
South and Southeast Asian Studies
University of California at Berkeley

"The Twisting Staff"
refers to an episode, which I analyse in chapter 2,
from the Hikayat Raja-raja Pasai
(Chronicles of the Kings of Pasai).

The rules of the road in academic publishing are such that I cannot put my entire dissertation on the web without undermining its prospects for print. I have, however, made available here the introduction, abstract, table of contents, dedication, bibliography,and acknowledgements.

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Introduction to My Dissertation

Table of Contents




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