Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia

Research Article

Expression of Gentleman’s Blood In Javanese Keris

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314181,
        author={Widodo  Aribowo and Andrik  Purwasito and Wakit  Abdullah and Titis  Pitana},
        title={Expression of Gentleman’s Blood In Javanese Keris},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2021},
        month={12},
        keywords={peace-lord javanesse keris giant cannon pakubuwana iii},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314181}
    }
    
  • Widodo Aribowo
    Andrik Purwasito
    Wakit Abdullah
    Titis Pitana
    Year: 2021
    Expression of Gentleman’s Blood In Javanese Keris
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314181
Widodo Aribowo1,*, Andrik Purwasito2, Wakit Abdullah1, Titis Pitana3
  • 1: Postgraduate Program in Cultural Studies, Sebelas Maret University, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia
  • 2: Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • 3: Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta
*Contact email: widodo_aribowo@student.uns.ac.id

Abstract

This study aims to answer the problem of why Java experienced such a long pause from a series of warfare until 1757. At the same time, there was prosperity in Java, which was marked by the rapid increase in agricultural production in the colonial era by the Dutch Company. The subject matter was the keris Pangeran Jimat from the era of the Demak kingdom in 1626, as well as Keris Mintaraga and Keris Rapalan. This keris was made to accompany the manufacture of the giant cannon called Ki Jimat which was used to attack the Portuguese occupation in Malacca. The historical method is used to solve this problem, especially in the prohibition of importing iron into Java. Meanwhile iron is the main ingredient in keris making. This import ban sparked the awareness of Susuhunan Pakubuwana III to stop the war that had killed so many Moslems. The stopping of the war by Company and the Mataram kingdom was based on the fact that all soldiers were warriors whose lives were very valuable. In 1757 the war ceased for a long period of time and Java achieved temporary prosperity.