Bali is a perennially popular tourist destination. It is also home to a fascinating people with a long and dramatic history of interactions with foreigners, particularly after the arrival of the first Dutch fleet in 1597. In this first comprehensive history of Bali, author Willard Hanna chronicles Bali through the centuries as well as the islanders' current struggle to preserve their unique identity amidst the financially necessary incursions of tourism.
Illustrated with more than forty stunning photographs, A Brief History of Bali is a riveting tale of one ancient culture's vulnerability—and resilience—in the modern world.
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About the Author
Tim Hannigan's first book Murder in the Hindu Kush was shortlisted for the Boardman-Tasker Prize. His second book Raffles and the British Invasion of Java won the 2013 John Brooks Award. His features and travel articles appear regularly in newspapers and magazines in Indonesia and beyond.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Dewa Agung and the Rajas (Pre-1800) 15
Chapter 2 Western Intruders (Pre-1800) 27
Chapter 3 Recruitment, Trade and Travel (1800-1830) 42
Chapter 4 Monopoly and Sovereignty, Plunder and Salvage (1830-1843) 59
Chapter 5 Balinese and Europeans in Turbulent Lombok (1824-1843) 78
Chapter 6 Punitive Expeditions (1846-1849) 90
Chapter 7 Saga of a Danish Trader (1834-1856) 108
Chapter 8 Evolution of the Colonial Empire (1849-1900)126
Chapter 9 Disintegration of the Dewa Agung's Empire (1832-1908) 142
Chapter 10 Tragedy in Lombok (1891-1894) 159
Chapter 11 Turn of Century Tour (1902) 171
Chapter 12 Ethical Interlude (1908-1930) 187
Chapter 13 Euphoria and Trauma (1930-1955) 209
Chapter 14 Decade of Disaster (1955-1965) 229
Epilogue 1 In Transit (1966-2000) 241
Epilogue 2 Bali Under the New Order (1966-2000) 247
Epilogue 3 Bali in the Twenty-first Century 265
Further Reading 283