Christians in Medieval Sumatra

Fig. 1 — One of the exterior walls of St Paul’s Church in Melaka. The ground floor was built in 1521. It is said to be the oldest surviving Christian church in Southeast Asia. Photo: Varvara Andrianova-West, November 2018.
Fig. 2 — A section from a 1535 reprinting of Ludovico de Varthema’s account of 1510 wherein Ludovico asks his Christian companions to take him to where the nutmeg and cloves grow. Clearly these Christians knew the seas of Indonesia quite well. Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, It. sing. 1095, f.67v.
Fig. 3— Another appearance of this handy map of Barus.

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Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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