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Author Vickers, Adrian, 1958-
Title A history of modern Indonesia / Adrian Vickers, The University of Sydney
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
book jacket
 CAPAS-in ET lib.  DS634 .V53 2013    AVAILABLE    30620020130968
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS634 V637 2013    AVAILABLE    30530001171719
Edition Second edition
Descript xviii, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note "Since the Bali bombings of 2002 and the rise of political Islam, Indonesia has frequently occupied media headlines. Nevertheless, the history of the fourth largest country on earth remains relatively unknown. Adrian Vickers,Ŵs book, first published in 2005, traces the history of an island country, comprising some 240 million people, from the colonial period through revolution and independence to the present. Framed around the life story of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia,Ŵs most famous and controversial novelist and playwright, the book journeys through the social and cultural mores of Indonesian society, focusing on the experiences of ordinary people. In this new edition, the author brings the story up to date, revisiting his argument as to why Indonesia has yet to realize its potential as a democratic country. He will also examine the rise of fundamentalist Islam, which has haunted Indonesia since the fall of Suharto"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-296) and index
Subject Indonesia -- History
Indonesia -- Politics and government
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia. bisacsh
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