This succinct work of history charts the growth of Indonesia, a remarkable nation of more than 6,000 inhabited islands. With lucid originality, the text incorporates more than 2 million years of history with depth and brevity???particularly focusing on Indonesia's development into a microcosm of a multi-ethnic modern world. Many current concerns are perceptively addressed, such as the legacy of European-Asian trade, Dutch colonialism, and the emergence of what has become the largest Muslim population in the world.
Chapter 1: The Indonesian context -- What's in a name? -- The physical environment -- The ethnographic environment. Chapter 2: The rise of states: 1-1500 C.E. -- The rise of the state -- Hindu and Buddhist societies. Chapter 3: The age of commerce: 1400-1700 -- The spread of Islam -- The Beginnings of colonialism. Chapter 4: Economic demise, political decline: 1600-1800 -- Extension of VOC control -- Decline of Mataram -- The Chinese War, 1740-1741 -- The Company outside Java -- The collapse of the VOC -- The legacy of the VOC. Chapter 5: Establishment of empire: 1800-1900 --Colonial reactions -The Cultivation System -- Liberal Era -- East coast of Sumatera -- Aceh -- The Aceh War -- The other islands -- The colonial infrastructure. Chapter 6: Times of change: 1900-1945 -- Japanese administration. Chapter 7: From revolution to authoritarian rule: 1945-1957. Chapter 8: - Guided to Pancasila democracy: 1956-1998 -- The rise of the New Order government -- New Order foreign policy -- The New Order and East Timor -- Separatism in Aceh -- Economic developments under Suharto -- Restraints on the exercise of power. Chapter 9: Reformasi: The post-Suharto era?
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 21st December 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin