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A short history of Bali : Indonesia's Hindu realm

A short history of Bali : Indonesia's Hindu realm

Author: Robert Pringle
Publisher: Crows Nest : Allen & Unwin, 2004.
Series: Short history of Asia series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A Short History of Bali covers the entire history of this intriguing and mysterious island, from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri and the tragedy of the Kuta bombings on 12 October 2002. It looks at the arrival of Indian culture, early European contact, the role of anthropologists and taste-makers of the 1930s in romanticising the island, and the complex legacies of Dutch control. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pringle
ISBN: 1865088633 9781865088631
OCLC Number: 470245275
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 245-253.
Description: 1 v. (XVI-266 p. -4 p. de plates) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. A snug little amphitheatre: The Balinese setting --
2. Moonset at Pejeng: Glimpses of Balinese prehistory --
3. From Indianisation to the Majapahit Empire (ninth to sixteenth centuries) --
4. The Balinese state to the eve of Dutch control (seventeenth to nineteenth centuries) --
5. The Dutch arrive: From first contact to final conquest (1597-1908) --
6. Pax and poverty Neerlandica (1908-1942) --
7. The world discovers Bali (1902-1942) --
8. Occupation, revolution and bloodbath (1942-1966) --
9. Dictatorship, democracy and the evolution of tourism (1966-2002) --
10. Bali in the twenty-first century: New challenges, including terrorism --
11. Some closing thoughts.
Series Title: Short history of Asia series
Responsibility: Robert Pringle.
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Covering the history of Bali from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri, this work highlights the ethnic dynamics of the island and its place in modern Indonesia. It  Read more...


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