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Ricklefs, M. C. (Merle Calvin)

Works: 98 works in 379 publications in 4 languages and 6,609 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Union catalogs  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Poetry  Academic theses  Chronologies  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Redactor, Translator
Classifications: DS634, 959.8
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Most widely held works about M. C Ricklefs
Most widely held works by M. C Ricklefs
Islamisation and its opponents in Java : a political, social, cultural and religious history, c. 1930 to the present by M. C Ricklefs( )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Javanese -- one of the largest ethnic groups in the Islamic world -- were once mostly "nominal Muslims", with pious believers a minority and the majority seemingly resistant to Islam's call for greater piety. Over the tumultuous period analyzed here -- from colonial rule through japanese occupation and Revolution to the chaotic democracy of the Sukarno period, the Soeharto regime's aspirant totalitarianism and the democratic period since -- the society has changed profundly to become an extraordinary example of the rising religiosity that marks the modern age. Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java draws on a formidable body of sources, including interviews, archival documents and a vast range of published material, to situate the Javanese religious experience from the 1930s to the present day in its local political, social, cultural and religious settings. The concluding part of the author's monumental three-volume series assessing more than six centuries of the on-going Islamisation of the Javanese, the study has considerable relevance for much wider contexts. Beliefs, or disbeliefs, about the supernatural are important in all societies, and the final section of the book, which considers the significance of Java's religious history in global contexts, shows how it exemplifies a profound contest of values in the universal human search for a better life
A history of modern Indonesia, c. 1300 to the present by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter In this second edition, all parts of the book have been revised and sections added wherever new research has required this, greater attention has been given to economic issues, and two new chapters have been written on the period since 1965. The bibliography has been brought completely up to date. Indonesia is the forth most populous nation of the earth and a major producer of oil and other resources. It is also the most populous nation of the Islamic world and at the same time heir to vigorous pre-Islamic traditions and complex cultural heritages of the many islands which make up the Republic. Its colourful history, from the coming of Islam c. 1300 to the present day, is described in this comprehensive work. The emphasis throughout the book is on the history of the Indonesian peoples themselves. An essential narrative of political history is provided as well as discussions of social, cultural and economic affairs. Chapter bibliographies are included to guide readers to the most recent scholarly works on the subject. Behind this structure, the book poses the important question of how the diverse but related linguistic and ethnic communities of the Indonesian archipelago became a unified nation. Attention is therefore given first to those influences which set the scene for the post-1300 era of Indonesian history: the spread of Islam; early European contact; the emergence of the new Indonesian states and the variety of indigenous cultural, literary and religious traditions. The turbulent seventeenth century and eighteenth centuries are then analysed in terms of the largely inconclusive struggles for hegemony among Indonesian states and the Dutch. The nineteenth century saw Dutch colonial rule gradually imposed throughout the archipelago, and the twentieth century opened with quite new issues which were by now common to most of the peoples of Indonesia. Islamic revivalism and anti-colonial movements further helped to draw Indonesia together, a process which culminated in the revolution and independence. Since then, Indonesia's unification has made many achievements possible, but has not prevented the emergence of persistence of serious problems. Without political or religious bias, using both western and Indonesian sources, this history assists the serious study of both the past and the present of this beautiful and important Southeast Asian nation
A history of modern Indonesia since c. 1200 by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognized as the most authoritative general account of Indonesia, this revised and expanded fourth edition has been updated in light of new scholarship. New chapters at the end of the book bring the story up to the present day, including discussion of recent events such as the 2002 Bali terrorist bombings and the 2004 tsunami
A new history of Southeast Asia by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Indonesian and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new, comprehensive, one volume history of Southeast Asia that spans prehistory to the present. Ricklefs brings together colleagues at the National University of Singapore whose expertise covers the entire region, encompassing political, social, economic, religious, and cultural history. -- Back Cover
A history of modern Indonesia since c. 1300 by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a comprehensive introductory text on the history of Indonesia since the arrival of Islam ca. 1300 to the present day. An essential narrative of political history is provided together with details of social, cultural and economic affairs. Emphasis is given to the history of the Indonesian people themselves against the background of the formation of the Indonesian nation by an amalgamation of diverse but related ethnic communities. The whole period since the coming of Islam is surveyed with particular attention to major influences such as: the spread of Islam; cultural traditions; Dutch colonisation; Islamic revivalism; anti-colonialism and independence. This book will assist the serious study of the past and present of a state which is the most populous of Southeast Asia and of the Islamic world, a major oil producer and yet one of the poorest nations on earth. In this, the second edition, Professor Ricklefs includes further historiography and relevant facts since the book's first publication in 1981, bringing his history of Indonesia completely up-to-date
Jogjakarta under Sultan Mangkubumi, 1749-1792 : a history of the division of Java by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polarizing Javanese society : Islamic, and other visions, c. 1830-1930 by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the early nineteenth century, Islam had come to be the religious element in Javanese identity, but it was a particular kind of Islam described by the author as a 'mystic synthesis.' This Javanese mysticism had three notable characteristics: Javanese held firmly to their identity as Muslims, they carried out the basic ritual obligations of the faith, but they also accepted the reality of local spiritual forces." "In the course of the nineteenth century, colonial rule, population pressure and Islamic reform all acted to undermine this 'mystic synthesis'. Pious Muslims became divided amongst adherents of that synthesis, reformers who demanded a more orthoprax way of life, reforming Sufis and those who believed in messianic ideas. A new category of Javanese emerged, people who resisted Islamic reform and began to attenuate their Islamic identity. This group became known as abangan, nominal Muslims, and they constituted a majority of the population. For the first time a minority of Javanese converted to Christianity. The priyayi elite, Java's aristocracy, meanwhile embraced the forms of modernity represented by their European rulers and the wider advances of modern scientific learning." "In the early twentieth century these categories became politicized in the context of Indonesia's nascent of anti-colonial movements. Thus were born contending political identities that lay behind much of the conflict and bloodshed of twentieth-century Indonesia."--BOOK JACKET
Soul catcher : Java's fiery Prince Mangkunagara I, 1726-95 by M. C Ricklefs( )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mangkunagara I (1726-95) was one of the most flamboyant figures of 18th-century Java. A charismatic rebel from 1740 to 1757 and one of the foremost military commanders of his age, he won the loyalty of many followers. He was also a devout Muslim of the Mystic Synthesis style, a devotee of Javanese culture and a lover of beautiful women and Dutch gin. His enemies-the Surakarta court, his uncle the rebel and later Sultan Mangkubumi of Yogyakarta and the Dutch East India Company-were unable to subdue him, even when they united against him. In 1757 he settled as a semi-independent prince in Surakarta, pursuing his objective of as much independence as possible by means other than war, a frustrating time for a man who was a fighter to his fingertips. Professor Ricklefs here employs an extraordinary range of sources in Dutch and Javanese-among them Mangkunagara I's voluminous autobiographical account of his years at war, the earliest autobiography in Javanese so far known-to bring this important figure to life. As he does so, our understanding of Java's devastating civil war of the mid-18th century is transformed and much light is shed on Islam and culture in Java"--Back cover
The seen and unseen worlds in Java, 1726-1749 : history, literature, and Islam in the court of Pakubuwana II by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work Professor M. C. Ricklefs explores the nexus between religious belief and mundane behaviour in mid-eighteenth century Java - exploding widely accepted stereotypes about the role of Islam in Javanese civilisation as he does so. This study rests upon a vast range of Javanese and Dutch sources. Readers will gain a unique sense of how members of the Javanese elite thought, prayed and performed at this time, when pre-colonial Javanese court culture was at its height
A descriptive dictionary of the Indian islands & adjacent countries by John Crawfurd( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orientalist and colonial administrator John Crawfurd (1783-1868) published this work in 1856. He went to Calcutta as an assistant surgeon in the East India Company, then moved into administration, accompanying political missions to Java, Bali and Celebes, and heading missions to Siam, Vietnam and Burma. Retiring to England in 1828, Crawfurd became a Fellow of the Royal Society and President of the Ethnological Society. Having studied ancient Kawi, contemporary Javanese and the Malay language, he published extensively on Asia in his lifetime, including his History of the Indian Archipelago, a Malay-language dictionary, and accounts of missions to the courts of Siam, Cochin-China and Ava. This work focuses primarily on Java, Malay, Siam and the Philippines. A monumental account of the culture, politics, language and geography of the region, organised as encyclopedic entries, it remains an invaluable source of information on the Victorian presentation and understanding of South-East Asia
Indonesian manuscripts in Great Britain : a catalogue of manuscripts in Indonesian languages in British public collections by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Javanese historical tradition : a study of an original Kartasura chronicle and related materials by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth and twentieth century Indonesia : essays in honour of Professor J.D. Legge( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrender Australia? Essays in the study and use of history : Geoffrey Blainey and Asian immigration( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racism in Australia and in the writings of G. Blainey; articles by A. Marcus, C. Stannage, H. Reynolds separately annotated
War, culture, and economy in Java, 1677-1726 : Asian and European imperialism in the early Kartasura period by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystic synthesis in Java : a history of Islamization from the Fourteenth to the early Nineteenth Centuries by M. C Ricklefs( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese Muslims in Java in the 15th and 16th centuries : the Malay Annals of Sĕmarang and Cĕrbon by Hermanus Johannes de Graaf( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pantheism and monism in Javanese suluk literature : Islamic and Indian mysticism in an Indonesian setting by P. J Zoetmulder( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in the Indonesian social context( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of Dutch-language primary sources concerning Southeast Asia from 1600 to 1940 in major Australian libraries by M. R Fernando( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Islamisation and its opponents in Java : a political, social, cultural and religious history, c. 1930 to the present
A history of modern Indonesia, c. 1300 to the presentA history of modern Indonesia since c. 1200A new history of Southeast AsiaA history of modern Indonesia since c. 1300Polarizing Javanese society : Islamic, and other visions, c. 1830-1930Soul catcher : Java's fiery Prince Mangkunagara I, 1726-95The seen and unseen worlds in Java, 1726-1749 : history, literature, and Islam in the court of Pakubuwana II
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