A Short History of Indonesia: The Unlikely Nation?

A Short History of Indonesia: The Unlikely Nation?

by Colin Brown
     
 

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This succinct work of history charts the growth of Indonesia, a remarkable nation of more than 6,000 inhabited islands. With lucid originality, the text incorporates more than 2 million years of history with depth and brevity—particularly focusing on Indonesia's development into a microcosm of a multi-ethnic modern world. Many current concerns are

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This succinct work of history charts the growth of Indonesia, a remarkable nation of more than 6,000 inhabited islands. With lucid originality, the text incorporates more than 2 million years of history with depth and brevity—particularly focusing on Indonesia's development into a microcosm of a multi-ethnic modern world. Many current concerns are perceptively addressed, such as the legacy of European-Asian trade, Dutch colonialism, and the emergence of what has become the largest Muslim population in the world.

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“I cannot welcome this series warmly enough. It is sure to be a winner—and much needed.”  —Bill Bryson, author, In a Sunburned Country and A Walk in the Woods

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ISBN-13:
9781865088389
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
A Short History of Asia series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

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Colin Brown is a professor of Asian studies at Flinders University.

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