Do you wanna read my paper? This paper aims at critically reviewing a number of theories and previous studies on the origin of the Javanese Mosque. The paper was published by Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (JAABE Vol.4. No.1, May 2004), a refereed international journal, serving researchers in academic and research organizations and all practitioners in the building sector.
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A Study on the History and Development of the Javanese Mosque
Part 1: A Review of Theories on the Origin of the Javanese Mosque
Bambang Setia Budi
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering,
Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
This paper aims at critically reviewing a number of theories and previous studies on the origin of the Javanese Mosque. Some theories have been put forward by Dutch archaeologist and historians since the 1930s, and were subject to debate until 1960s. Beyond this time, the debate was continued by an Indonesian archaeologist in 1962/1963 and a French scholar in 1985. All of these theories will be reviewed as there are some doubts and unclear parts. The problems of each theory will be explained and discussed. Based on this review and critique, the most reliable theory will be asserted with new arguments and some evidence from Javanese temple reliefs.
Keywords: Southeast Asia; origin; Javanese mosque; Dutch; tiered-roof