Rezvan E. [Review:] Catalogue of Acehnese Manuscripts in the Library of Leiden University and other collections outside Aceh. Compiled by P. Voorhoen in co-operation with T. Iskandar. Translated and edited by M. Durie. Leiden University Library (Legatum Warnerianum) in co-operation with Indonesian Linguistics Development Project (ILDEP). Leiden: 1994, 391 pp. - Bibliotheca Universitatis Leidensis. Codices Manuscripti, XXIV // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 3. No. 2. June 1997. P. 70—71.
In 1994, in Codices Manuscripti series issued by Leiden
University this book whose history goes back at least to
1906 was published. It was in 1906 that a publication of the
great Dutch orientalist C. Snouck Hurgornje (1857–1936),
dealing with the history of Acehnese literature, appeared.
On his return from Aceh in 1892, the scholar prepared a report
on the religious and political situation in the country
for the Dutch East Indian government. The first two parts
of the report were published under the name “De Atjèhers”
a year later, while the English translation of the work entitled
“The Acehnese” came to light in 1906. The second chapter
of Volume II of this work dedicated to the description of
the Acehnese literature set the standard in the field...