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Srivijaya Empire


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Srivijaya Empire

Srivijaya was a dominant thalassocratic Malay city-state based on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, which influenced much of Southeast Asia. Srivijaya was an important centre for the expansion of Buddhism from the 8th to the 12th century. Srivijaya was the first unified kingdom to dominate much of Malay archipelago. The rise of the Srivijayan Empire is seen to run parallel to the end of the Malay sea-faring period. Due to its location, this once powerful state developed complex technology utilizing maritime resources. In addition, its economy became progressively reliant on the booming trade in the region, thus transforming it into a prestige goods based economy. In Sanskrit, śrī means "fortunate", "prosperous", or "happy" and vijaya means "victorious" or "excellence".
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  • Country facts 

  • Etymology 

  • Historiography 

  • Capital 

  • Siddhayatra 

  • Regional conquests 

  • Golden age 

  • Conquest of Malay Peninsula 

  • Srivijayan rule in Central Java 

  • Return to Palembang 

  • Srivijayan exploration 

  • War against Java 

  • Chola invasion 

  • Under the Cholas 

  • Internal and external rivalries 

  • Javanese pressure 

  • Last revival efforts 

  • Political administration 

  • Economy and commerce 

  • Thalassocratic empire 

  • Art and culture 

  • Religion 

  • Relations with regional powers 

  • Legacy