A Brief History Of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns: The Story of an Island Paradise

A Brief History Of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns: The Story of an Island Paradise


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This book tells the story of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804847315
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Willard A. Hanna graduated from the Wooster College in 1932. He maintained a lifelong interest in Asia, first as a teacher in China and later with the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Foreign Service and the American Universities Field Staff. Over the course of his career, he prepared hundreds of field reports on Southeast Asian affairs and authored a dozen books on Asia.

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

Introduction 8

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

Bibliography 285

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