Java, first half of 16th century: the rise of Demak

Further reading

Hall, D.G.E., A History of South-East Asia. New York: St. Martin's Press, 4th ed.,1981.

Kathirithamby-Wells, J., ‘Banten: a West Indonesian port and polity during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries’, in J. Kathirithamby-Wells and John Villiers, eds., The Southeast Asian port and polity: rise and demise. Singapore: Singapore University Press, National University of Singapore, 1990, pp. 107-125.

Moertono, Soemarsaid, State and statecraft in old Java: a study of the later Mataram Period, 16th to 19th century, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Modern Indonesia Project, 1981.

Reid, Anthony, Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce 1450-1680, volume two: expansion and crisis New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

Map number from Cribb, Historical Atlas of Indonesia (2000)


Year span

1500 - 1550