Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Indonesian Politics, SIP 2019, 26-27 June 2019, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Chronicle of Sultan Agung and the Political Power of the King of Java

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.25-6-2019.2287982,
        author={Hardyanto  Hardyanto and Widodo  Widodo and Yusro Edi Nugroho},
        title={The Chronicle of Sultan Agung and the Political Power of the King of Java},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Indonesian Politics, SIP 2019, 26-27 June 2019, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISIP},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={the chronicle literature political power of the king of jawa},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-6-2019.2287982}
    }
    
  • Hardyanto Hardyanto
    Widodo Widodo
    Yusro Edi Nugroho
    Year: 2019
    The Chronicle of Sultan Agung and the Political Power of the King of Java
    ISIP
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-6-2019.2287982
Hardyanto Hardyanto1,*, Widodo Widodo1, Yusro Edi Nugroho1
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
*Contact email: hardyantasetyamlaya@mail.unnes.ac.id

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to present the chronicle of literature as a media of the power’s hegemony of the King of Java. The King as a super figure has extraordinary strengths and qualities. His extraordinary strengths and special qualities have made him worthy to lead the Java Island. This study is a qualitative descriptive research to describe the results of research on The Chronicle of Sultan Agung. The results of the study show that as an Islamic King of Java, his power is legitimized through the text of the chronicle literature. Sultan Agung is narrated as the most benevolent King who is able to conquer many countries without going through war. Charisma and supernatural power proclaimed by the retainer and his subordinates made him respected by officials and kings. At the time of conquering the Cirebon area, by coming to the main city during full moon night while watching puppet shows, the fragrant scent and the flying chair is a form of power hegemony over other countries. Sultan Agung is also able to rule the supernatural creatures. Nyi Roro Kidul is portrayed as a beautiful woman who is fond of Sultan Agung and at the same time also wants to be a wife who devotes herself. The strong feeling and hunch are inherent in Sultan Agung. It is proved by the hunch he got that the British and Dutch troops will arrive in the Land of Java Island. He is also able to go to Mecca in just an instant for Friday prayers in Mecca