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Charms and demonology. Though the term "demonology" is used in the manuscript itself, the creatures being described are known in Malay as "hantu", which differs from the Western conception of demons in that the term is commonly used to describe spirits and mythological creatures in general, both malicious and not. Though some may also be called demons or syaitan in the Islamic sense, not all hantu are necessarily demonic.

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Multiple manuscript parts collected in one volume.; Material: paper

Acquisition note

Sold at Hodgsons, on 23 November 1934, along with other Malay manuscripts in Wellcome Collection, for 12 guineas.

Ownership note

Owned by D.F.A. Hervey


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