Covering the history of Bali from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri, this examination highlights the ethnic dynamics of the island and its place in modern Indonesia. Included is an analysis of the arrival of Indian culture, early European contact, and the complex legacies of Dutch control. Also explored are the island's contemporary economic progress and the environmental problems generated by population growth and massive tourist development.
1. A snug little amphitheatre: The Balinese setting -- 2. Moonset at Pejeng: Glimpses of Balinese prehistory -- 3. From Indianisation to the Majapahit Empire (ninth to sixteenth centuries) -- 4. The Balinese state to the eve of Dutch control (seventeenth to nineteenth centuries) -- 5. The Dutch arrive: From first contact to final conquest (1597-1908) -- 6. Pax and poverty Neerlandica (1908-1942) -- 7. The world discovers Bali (1902-1942) -- 8. Occupation, revolution and bloodbath (1942-1966) -- 9. Dictatorship, democracy and the evolution of tourism (1966-2002) -- 10. Bali in the twenty-first century: New challenges, including terrorism -- 11. Some closing thoughts
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 21st December 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin