A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia's Largest Nation

A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia's Largest Nation

by Tim Hannigan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804844765
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 492,280
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tim Hannigan's first book, Murder in the Hindu Kush (The History Press, 2011) was shortlisted for the Boardman-Tasker Prize. His second book Raffles and the British Invasion of Java (Monsoon Books, 2012) won the 2013 John Brooks Award. His features and travel articles appear regularly in newspapers and magazines in Indonesia and beyond.

Table of Contents

Preface 6

Point of Departure: The Archipelago 11

Chapter 1 From Hobbits to Hinduism: Prehistory to Indianisation 16

Chapter 2 Empires of Imagination: Hindu-Buddhist Java 37

Chapter 3 Saints and Winners: The Arrival of Islam 60

Chapter 4 Spice Invaders: The Europeans Arrive 80

Chapter 5 The Clash of Civilisations: From Company to Empire 103

Chapter 6 Rust en Orde: The Dutch East Indies 131

Chapter 7 Brave New World: The Rise of Nationalism 159

Chapter 8 Freedom or Death: War and Revolution 184

Chapter 9 Years of Living Dangerously: The Sukarno Era 208

Chapter 10 A New Order: Suharto, Crisis, Reform 235

Epilogue: Indonesia, Rising 267

Further Reading 278

Bibliography 280

Index 283

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