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A history of modern Indonesia since c. 1200
Ricklefs, M. C. (Merle Calvin)
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2001.
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xviii, 495 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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This standard work on the history of Indonesia has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the findings of recent research, and four new chapters have been added to bring the story up to date. This edition is the first to be illustrated, with the addition of 22 drawings and photographs.

Author Notes

M. C. Ricklefs has taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and Monash University, has been a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College (Oxford University) and has served as Director of the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (Australian National University). He is currently foundation Director of the Melbourne Institute of Asian Languages and Societies (University of Melbourne)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
List of Mapsp. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. x
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Preface to the Third Editionp. xiv
A Note on Orthographyp. xv
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xvii
I The Emergence of the Modern Era
1 The Coming of Islamp. 3
2 General Aspects of Pre-Colonial States and Major Empires, c.1300-1500p. 18
3 The Arrival of the Europeans in Indonesia, c.1509-1620p. 25
4 The Rise of New States, c.1500-1650p. 36
5 Literary, Religious and Cultural Legaciesp. 59
II Struggles for Hegemony, c.1630-1800
6 Eastern Indonesia, c.1630-1800p. 73
7 Western Indonesia, c.1640-1800p. 84
8 Java, c.1640-82p. 91
9 Java, Madura and the VOC, c.1680-1745p. 105
10 Java and the VOC, c.1745-92p. 126
III The Creation of a Colonial State, c.1800-1910
11 Java, 1792-1830p. 143
12 Java, 1830-1900p. 155
13 The Outer Islands, c.1800-1910p. 171
IV The Emergence of the Idea of Indonesia, c.1900-42
14 A New Colonial Agep. 193
15 The First Steps towards National Revival, c.1900-27p. 206
16 Repression and Economic Crisis, 1927-42p. 227
V The Destruction of the Colonial State, 1942-50
17 The Second World War and the Japanese Occupation, 1942-5p. 247
18 The Revolution, 1945-50p. 261
VI Independent Indonesia
19 The Democratic Experiment, 1950-7p. 289
20 Guided Democracy, 1957-65p. 312
21 Creating the New Order, 1965-75p. 342
22 The New Order at its Peak, 1976-88p. 366
23 The Challenge, Crisis and Collapse of the New Order, 1989-98p. 387
24 Indonesia since Soehartop. 408
Notes and Referencesp. 422
Bibliographyp. 441
Mapsp. 470
Indexp. 480