Historical Dictionary of Indonesiaby Robert B. Cribb
Indonesia is Asia's third largest country in both population and area, a sprawling tropical archipelago of some 180 million people form hundreds of ethnic groups with a complex and turbulent history. One of Asia's newly industrializing countries, it is already a major economic powerhouse. In over 800 clear and succinct entries, the dictionary covers people, places, and organizations, as well as economics, culture, and political thought from Indonesia's ancient history up until the recent past. With comprehensive bibliography, maps, chronology, list of abbreviations, and appendix of election results and major office-holder.
Author Biography: Robert Cribb teaches Southeast Asian history at the University of Queenland in Brisbane, Australia. He has written extensively on recent Indonesian history; his publications include "The Politics of Environmental Protection in Indonesia" (1988) and "Gangsters and Revolutionaries: The Jakarta People's Militia and the Indonesian Revolution, 1945-1949" (1991).
Meet the Author
Robert Cribb is Senior Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra and has previously worked in Australia, The Netherlands and Denmark. His research interests focus on Indonesia and include political violence, national identity, and historical geography. He is the author of several books on Indonesia. Audrey Kahin was managing editor of Southeast Asia publications at Cornell and co-editor then editor of the journal Indonesia from 1978 to 1995. She has also written extensively on Indonesia and Southeast Asia and visits the region frequently. Her current research deals with the problem of national integration in Indonesia.
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