The focus of this research study is the extensive influence of Islamic Banjarese Kingdom in the past, which covered today’s South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and some part of East Kalimantan. This study aims to reveal how and from where this kingdom as a political institution obtained the source of legitimacy. It is expected to provide benefits for the community in the form of a new understanding of the relevant issues. The research method used is historical research methodology. The results showed the dynamics of the kingdom, in which it survived sturdily when holding faithfulness to the tradition as a source of legitimacy, and was devastated when playing with fire with secular foreign powers. This traditional country gets increasingly attractive to observe during this past four years when it was re-emerged by some “tutus” who believe to be the heirs of this kingdom.

 Keywords: political legitimacy, empire, politics, colonial, dynasty, conflict, tradition, Banjarese.

Source: Naditira Widya, Vol. 8 No. 2 Oktober 2014, p. 77-94.

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