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Literature on the History of South East Asia
Sulu Philippines
First posted on January 3rd 2010, last revised on December 13th 2013

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see also Philippines under Spanish Rule, 1565-1898, Philippines under U.S. rule, 1898-1946, Philippines independent, since 1946

The Sultanate of Maguindanao is said by some sources to have been established at the end of the 12th century, by others in the eatly 1300s; the more likely date is c.1515. The earlier dates probably refer to the establishment of a pre-Muslim rajahdom by that name. Sultan Sharif Kabungsuwan, a native of Johor (died 1543) is said to have introduced Islam in Mindanao. Maguindanao was a traditional ally of the Sultanate of Ternate; the royal houses intermarried. In about 1668 the Sultanate of Maguindanao was partitioned in the Sultanates of (smaller) Maguindanao, Buayan, Kabuntalan and Ganassi. It lasted until into the 19th century, when it was threatened by Spanish expansion. Following the Philippine-American War 1899-1902, it was integrated in the Philippines as part of Moro Province. The center of Maguindanao is Cotabato.

Alternative spellings : Maguindanao, Magindanao, Sultanate of Mindanao, Mindanoa, Melindenow, Magindano, Mindano
Sources of the late 18th and early 19th century use the name Magindanao often in reference for the entire island of Mindanao, or vice versa, refer to the 'Sultanate of Mindanao' (meaning Maguindanao).

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Country Profiles Current Article : Sultanate of Maguindanao
The Sultanate of Maguindanao, from Maguindanao Royal House Society
Maguindanao Province, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines, anomymous, 1999
Links, on History
Organizations Maguindanao Royal House Society
Portals Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog
Timelines Search Google News Archive for Maguindanao, click Timeline
Accounts of History History of the Celebes Sea Adrian B. Lapian, Laut Sulawesi : The Celebes Sea, from Center to Peripheries, pp.3-16 in Moussons 7 2003
Esther Velthoen, Sailing in Dangerous Waters : Piracy and Raiding in Historical Context (Tobelo piracy), IIAS Newsletter No.36 2005
History of Mindanao Mindanao History, from SCJ Philippines
J.N. Aguilar, Mindanao, su Historia y Geografia, 1894, posted by Project Gutenberg
History of Maguindanao Article : Sultanate of Maguindanao
The Sultanate of Maguindanao, from Maguindanao Royal House Society
History, from Sultan Kudarat Province
Specific Periods
Administrative History Nature of the Timuay Justice and Governance in Central Mindanao, Philippines, from IIRE
Military Arnaldo Dumindin, Philippine-American War 1899-1902
Filipino Weapons & History : Lumad, Moro, from Filhistory
Mindanao Conflict, from Institute for Autonomy and Governance
Economy & Finances Artisans : The Maguindanaon and their Inaul, from Custom Made Handcrafted Traditions
J. Montero y Vidal, Historia de la pirateria malayo-mahometana en Mindanao, Jolo y Borneo vol.1, vol.2, 1888, posted by Internet Archive
Social History A.C. Lopez, Family and Politics in Maguindanao, ca. 1680-1760, thesis Leiden 2012
Ethnography Maguindanao, from Every Culture
Resources in and about the Maguindanao Language, from Languages Archive
Article : Bangsamoro, Maranao, from Wikipedia
Leoncio Cabrero, Caracteres Socio-Antropologicos de la Isla de Mindanao en el Siglo XIX, Revista Espanola de Antropologia Americana,1972 pp.7-122
Local History Articles Sultanate of Buayan, Sultanate of Kabuntalan, from Wikipilipinas
Article : Cotabato : History, from Wikipilipinas
Brief Overview of Cotabato City, from NSCB
City of Cotabato Legend, from cotabato.net
Culture Amat Juhari, The Origin and Spread of the Jawi Script 2008
Stephen P.C. Fernandez, Contemporary Theatre in Mindanao 1995
Jose Maceda, Maguindanao Music, Philippine Studies 9/4 1961 pp.666-671
Biographies Sultanate of Maguindanao, from Guide to Women Leaders
Maguindanao Heroes, from Maguindanaoan's Portal
Article : Sharif Kabungsuwan, from Wikipedia
Environmental History
Others Orlando B. Ovevedo, Injustice. The Root of Conflict in Mindanao
Ofelia Durante, A Lesson on Clan Conflict Resolution in the Philippines 2005
Ruurdie Laarhoven, The Chinese at Maguindanao in the Seventeenth Centuryu, Philippine Studies 35/1 1987 pp.31-50

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Historical Data Lists of Statesmen Philippines : Princely States : Maguindanao, from World Statesmen; see also under Buayan
Statistical Data Population Figures
Documents Historical Newspapers Kranten - historisch, from startpagina.nl Dutch language site
Search Archief Leeuwarder Courant (1752-) in Dutch
Search Digitaal Krantenarchief at Regionaal Archief Leiden, in Dutch
Search Papers Past (New Zealand Newspapers 1839-1920)
Search Newspapers SG (Singapore Newspapers 1831-2006)
Historic Australian Newspapers 1803-1954
Image Databanks Category : Mindanao, from Wikimedia Commons
Archival Deposits H.M. Ambary, les Manuscrits anciens et les vestiges epigraphiques de Ternate et Tidore, Archipel 1982, in French
Memories van Overgave, from IDC Publishers; pdf file contains table of contents which lists Ternate
E. Schwidder, E. Vermeij, Guide to the Asian Collections at the International Institute of Social History (IISG 2007) [400 page file]
Treaties Tratado con el Sultan de Mindanao, 1845, pp.14-16 in Tratados de Espana, 1869, in Spanish, GB
Document Collections
Individual Documents
Historical Maps Maps of the Sulu Archipelago and of Mindanao, from Royal Panji
Atlas of Muslim Mindanao, from Wikimedia Commons
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article : Mindanoa, pp.37-38 in vol.12 of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1797, GB
Article : Mindanao or Magindanao, p.114 in vol.14 of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1823, GB
Article : Magindanao, pp.243-245 in vol.13 of The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, 1830, GB
Economic Magindanao, pp.426-429 in vol.2 of W. Milburn, Oriental Commerce, 1813, GB
Magindanao, p.460 in Th. Thornton, The East Indian Calculator, 1823, GB
Magindanao, p.426 in W. Milburn, Oriental Commerce, 1825, GB
Magindanao, pp.107-108 in P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist and Commercial Instructor, 1835, GB
Geographical Article : Magindano, p.756 in vol.2 of J. MacCarthy, Nouveau dictionnaire geographique universel, 1824, in French, GB
Article : Magindanao, p.159 in vol.1 of W. Hamilton, The East Indian Gazetteer, 1828, GB
Article : Mindano (pp.277ff), from John Crawfurd, A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries 1856, posted on Internet Archive
on History
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Travelogues Mindanao, pp.23-24 in vol.2 of G.J.H.J.B. Legentil de la Galaisiere, Voyage dans les mers de l'Inde, 1781, in French, GB
Magindanao, pp.64-68 in John Meares und William Douglas, in G. Forster, Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest- und Nordost-Küste von Amerika und dem nördlichsten Amerika selbst von Meares, Dixon, Portlock, Cox, Long &c. unternommen worden sind, 1791, in German, GB
Institutions Archives
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from Wikimedia Commons
Flag of Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, from FOTW
Flag of Province of Maguindanao, from FOTW
Flags and Symbols of the Royal Maguindanao Sultanate Sa Ilud and Sa Raya, Seals and Sultans of the Royal Sultanate of Maguindanao Pt.1, from Royal Panji
Coins, Banknotes

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Bibliographies Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS)
Search ISBN Database for Mindanao, Maguindanao
Search RHS Bibliography for Mindanao, Maguindanao
Search DBNG for Mindanao, Maguindanao
Retana, Wenceslao Emilio, Bibliograf? de Mindanao, 1894, SBB
Online Libraries Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; e-corpus
Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
Persee (French search engine)
Philippines ELibrary
Thesis Server Registry of Open Access Repositories, Philippines
Open Access Theses and Dissertations
TDX (Theses from Spanish Universities Online; almost exclusively in Spanish); search for the Philippines
Online Journals Directory of Open Access Journals
Cakalele CAKALELE is a journal devoted exclusively to publishing the results of research in and about Maluku, as well as the Maluku communities scattered through Indonesia and the Netherlands.
Archipel, use Persee (French search engine)
BTLV 1853-1908, 1950-2009
Moussons. Recherche en sciences humaines sur l'Asie du Sud-Est
Philippine Studies 1953-
General Accounts On Southeast Asia Nicholas Tarling, The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia, 4 vol.s, Cambridge : UP (1992) 1999, KMLA Lib.Sign. 959 T188c
On the Philippines
on Maguindanao
Specific Topics
Historical Atlasses Jan M. Pluvier, Historical Atlas of Southeast Asia, Leiden : Brill 1995 [G]

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