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Historical Dictionary of Indonesia
     

Historical Dictionary of Indonesia

by Robert B. Cribb
 

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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,

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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).

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Booknews
Eight hundred entries, thoroughly cross-referenced, cover people, places, organizations, terms, and products associated with Asia's third largest country (in both population and area). Supplementing material includes a brief introduction, a chronology, 12 maps, appendices listing prominent officials, and an extensive, classified bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Journal of Asian Studies
A sophisticated reference tool that will aid the user, of whatever background, to find immediate information about Indonesian history.
Reference Reviews
Put together this package constitutes a very comprehensive reference text on Indonesian history, probably the most up to date and thorough account available in the English language. As such it belongs in all types of libraries, not just those with a specialist interest in the archipelago or South East Asia....Libraries with the first edition will want this update. Non-specialist libraries that overlooked the 1992 edition should also give purchase serious consideration.
Bookwatch
Presents its wealth of in-depth researched information in easy-to-look-up alphabetical entries....An all-around excellent easy to use general reference.
Indonesia
The Historical Dictionary of Indonesia, penned by two of the field's most important interpreters of Indonesian culture and society, is a welcome addition to reference works on this huge country....the book is a veritable treasure-trove for studying Indonesian history, politics, and society as a whole.
American Reference Books Annual
Entries are concise but thorough and well written, and the book benefits from a number of extra features...The 1,432-item bibliography, complete with its own table of contents, is an invaluable contribution to Indonesian studies. This is an essential reference work for all programs on Southeast Asia and the increasing number of Indonesian scholars.
Third World Resources
Complementing the alphabetically arranged dictionary entries are an eighteen-page list of abbreviations and acronyms, a twenty-four page chronology.... twelve maps prepared especially for this volume, and an extensive, subject-classified bibliography of major writings on Indonesia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810825420
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Series:
Asian Historical Dictionaries Ser. , #9
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.94(d)

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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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