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Author Hannigan,Tim
Title Brief History of Indonesia : Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia's Largest Nation
Imprint La Vergne : Tuttle Publishing, 2015
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Note Frontcover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Point of Departure: The Archipelago -- CHAPTER 1 From Hobbits to Hinduism -- CHAPTER 2 Empires of Imagination -- CHAPTER 3 Saints and Winners -- CHAPTER 4 Spice Invaders -- CHAPTER 5 The Clash of Civilisations -- CHAPTER 6 Rust en Orde -- CHAPTER 7 Brave New World -- CHAPTER 8 Freedom or Death -- CHAPTER 9 Years of Living Dangerously -- CHAPTER 10 A New Order -- EPILOGUE: Indonesia, Rising -- Further Reading -- Bibliography -- Index
Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of the World's Largest Archipelago Indonesia is by far the largest nation in Southeast Asia and has the fourth largest population in the world after the United States. Indonesian history and culture are especially relevant today as the Island nation is an emerging power in the region with a dynamic new leader. It is a land of incredible diversity and unending paradoxes that has a long and rich history stretching back a thousand years and more. Indonesia is the fabled "Spice Islands" of every school child's dreams—one of the most colorful and fascinating countries in history. These are the islands that Europeans set out on countless voyages of discovery to find and later fought bitterly over in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. This was the land that Christopher Columbus sought and Magellan actually reached and explored. One tiny Indonesian island was even exchanged for the island of Manhattan in 1667! This fascinating book tells the story of Indonesia as a narrative of kings, traders, missionaries, soldiers and revolutionaries, featuring stormy sea crossings, fiery volcanoes, and the occasional tiger. It recounts the colorful visits of foreign travelers who have passed through these shores for many centuries—from Chinese Buddhist pilgrims and Dutch adventurers to English sea captains and American movie stars. For readers who want an entertaining introduction to Asia's most fascinating country, this is delightful reading
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hannigan,Tim Brief History of Indonesia : Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia's Largest Nation La Vergne : Tuttle Publishing,c2015 9780804844765
Subject Indonesia -- History.;Indonesia
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