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Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
Darlene Deibler Rose
0060670207
September 1990
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Book Description

This is the true story of a young American missionary woman courage and triump of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

From the Publisher
The true story of a young American missionary woman interned during World War II in a notorious Japanese prison camp.

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The History of Indonesia
Steven Drakeley
0313331146
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“[C]overs a country seldom given its own in-depth treatment. Indonesia is one of the more complex countries in the world: under its umbrella are over three hundred ethnic groups speaking almost six hundred languages and dialects and under one uncertain political umbrella. From early settlement to modern times, students receive a lively history.”–MBR Bookwatch

Book Description
Culturally and politically, Indonesia is one of the more complex countries in the world, with 336 ethnic groups speaking 583 languages and dialects. It is only recently that these people have been contained within one political framework. Throughout most of history, Indonesia's inhabitants were divided politically in many different ways as a bewildering array of kingdoms and empires rose and fell...


Randai
Kirstin Pauka
0472002937
June 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This CD-ROM showcases the Randai theater of the Minangkabau ethnic group of West Sumatra, Indonesia. A vibrant and exciting composite theater form, Randai incorporates storytelling, dance, music, and martial arts into a unique blend of performing arts.


Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Simon Winchester
0060838590
July 2005
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Book Review
It may seem a stretch to connect a volcanic eruption with civil and religious unrest in Indonesia today, but Simon Winchester makes a compelling case. Krakatoa tells the frightening tale of the biggest volcanic eruption in history using a blend of gentle geology and narrative history. Krakatoa erupted at a time when technologies like the telegraph were becoming commonplace and Asian trade routes were being expanded by northern European companies. This bustling colonial backdrop provides an effective canvas for the suspense leading up to August 27th, 1883, when the nearby island of Krakatoa would violently vaporize. Winchester describes the eruption through the eyes of its survivors, and readers will be as horrified and mesmerized as eyewitnesses were as the death toll reached nearly 40,000 (almost all of whom died...


Krakatoa : The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Simon Winchester
0066212855
April 1, 2003
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Book Review
It may seem a stretch to connect a volcanic eruption with civil and religious unrest in Indonesia today, but Simon Winchester makes a compelling case. Krakatoa tells the frightening tale of the biggest volcanic eruption in history using a blend of gentle geology and narrative history. Krakatoa erupted at a time when technologies like the telegraph were becoming commonplace and Asian trade routes were being expanded by northern European companies. This bustling colonial backdrop provides an effective canvas for the suspense leading up to August 27th, 1883, when the nearby island of Krakatoa would violently vaporize. Winchester describes the eruption through the eyes of its survivors, and readers will be as horrified and mesmerized as eyewitnesses were as the death toll reached nearly 40,000 (almost all of whom died...


Indonesia
Nicola Frost
0855984813
November 2002
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Book Description
Indonesia is a country of superlatives and contradictions: its 17,000 islands span an extent that is wider than the landmass of the USA; it is the fourth most populous country in the world, and its Muslim population is the world's largest; more than half of the total population of 203 million live on the island of Java, which is smaller in size than England. Indonesia is rich in natural resources, but vulnerable to devastating natural hazards. Its economy was booming until the late 1990s, when it was badly damaged by the Asian financial crisis. After 30 years of the corrupt and oppressive Suharto regime, Indonesia is now struggling to redefine itself as a constitutional democracy – but internal ethnic and inter-religious conflicts threaten the very future of the nation, if they cannot be resolved peacefully. ...


A History of Modern Indonesia
Adrian Vickers
0521542626
Jan 2006
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Review
'Vickers's Modern Indonesia is no one-thing-after-the-other textbook. Innovatively framed around the writings of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and invoking the arresting insights of Indonesian novelists and playwrights, it provides a stimulating, fresh understanding of Indonesia's modern, often tragic, trajectory. This is not a book written over the shoulders of nationalist politicians and military officers, but one that evokes the senses, flavours, turmoils and smells of everyday life in that irresistably complicated country.' R. E. Elson, Professor of Southeast Asian history, The University of Queensland

Review
"Vickers's Modern Indonesia is no one-thing-after-the-other textbook. Innovatively framed around the writings of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and invoking the arresting insights of...


Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Laurence Bergreen
006093638X
November 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Journalist Bergreen, who has penned biographies of James Agee, Louis Armstrong, Irving Berlin and Al Capone, superbly recreates Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan's obsessive 16th-century quest, an ill-fated journey that altered Europe's perception of the planet: "It was a dream as old as the imagination: a voyage to the ends of the earth.... Mariners feared they could literally sail over the edge of the world." In 2001, Bergreen traveled the South American strait that bears Magellan's name, and he adds to that firsthand knowledge satellite images of Magellan's route plus international archival research. His day-by-day account incorporates the testimony of sailors, Francisco Albo's pilot's log and the eyewitness accounts of Venetian scholar Antonio Pigafetta, who was on the journey. Magellan's mission for...


Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak (Oxford in Asia Hardback Reprints)
Harriette McDougall, et al
019588583X


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Book Description
In 1848, Reverend Francis McDougall and his wife Harriette from England arrived in Sarawak, invited by the Rajah, Sir James Brooke, to be missionaries. First published in 1882, Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak was based on Harriette McDougall's journal, which she had kept during her twenty
years in Kuching, and on her letters home. In the book, Harriette is a participant in events which are the stuff of history--whether the Chinese Insurrection or the plotting of the Malays or the presence of pirates which infested the Seas from Singapore to China--and although her views may differ
from ours, she emerges from these pages as a perceptive and intelligent woman, deeply involved in everything around her, and affectionately devoted to the people whom she believed she had been called by God to serve. Her various...


A History of Modern Indonesia
Adrian Vickers
0521834937
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Review
'Vickers's Modern Indonesia is no one-thing-after-the-other textbook. Innovatively framed around the writings of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and invoking the arresting insights of Indonesian novelists and playwrights, it provides a stimulating, fresh understanding of Indonesia's modern, often tragic, trajectory. This is not a book written over the shoulders of nationalist politicians and military officers, but one that evokes the senses, flavours, turmoils and smells of everyday life in that irresistably complicated country.' R. E. Elson, Professor of Southeast Asian history, The University of Queensland

Review
"Vickers's Modern Indonesia is no one-thing-after-the-other textbook. Innovatively framed around the writings of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and invoking the arresting insights of...


Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or, the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Giles Milton
0140292608
July 2000
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Book Review
Would you believe that nutmeg formed the basis of one of the most bitter international conflicts of the 17th century, and was also intimately connected to New York City's rise to global preeminence? Strange but true: nutmeg was, in fact, one of the most prized commodities in Renaissance Europe, and its fascinating story is told in Giles Milton's delightful Nathaniel's Nutmeg.

The book deals with the competition between England and Holland for possession of the spice-producing islands of Southeast Asia throughout the 17th century. Packed with stories of heroism, ambition, ruthlessness, treachery, murder, torture, and madness, Nathaniel's Nutmeg offers a compelling story of European rivalry in the tropics, thousands of miles from home, and the mutual incomprehensibility which often comically characterized relations between...



Kopassus: Inside Indonesia's Special Forces
Ken Conboy
9799589886
November 16, 2002
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Indonesia Today
Grayson J. Lloyd
0742517616
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The turn of the century and the crossroads of reformasi presents a timely juncture for examining Indonesia's political, economic, and social history--both to evaluate current events and to chart the country's future course. Providing an up-to-date overview, this volume explores events, processes, and themes in contemporary Indonesia--including the evolution of political institutions and democracy, economic development and political economy, religious and social movements, political ideology, and the role of the armed forces. By holding a mirror to historical events, the authors add a rich dimension to our understanding of Indonesia and its problems, free from the exigencies of the present and the prejudices of the past.


Indonesia Today
Grayson J. Lloyd
0742517624
Oct 2001
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Book Description
The turn of the century and the crossroads of reformasi presents a timely juncture for examining Indonesia's political, economic, and social history--both to evaluate current events and to chart the country's future course. Providing an up-to-date overview, this volume explores events, processes, and themes in contemporary Indonesia--including the evolution of political institutions and democracy, economic development and political economy, religious and social movements, political ideology, and the role of the armed forces. By holding a mirror to historical events, the authors add a rich dimension to our understanding of Indonesia and its problems, free from the exigencies of the present and the prejudices of the past.


In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos
Richard Lloyd Parry
0802118089
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Between 1996 and 1999, British foreign correspondent Parry repeatedly forayed into some of the worst strife rending the islands of Indonesia, a nation emerging tumultuously from the dictatorship of General Suharto. This boldly reported, introspective account—"a book about violence, and about being afraid"—is his attempt to make sense, however incompletely, of what happened in Java, Borneo and East Timor. In Borneo, Parry saw seven decapitated heads, among other horrors, when he went to report on "an ethnic war of scarcely imaginable savagery." He witnessed the collapse of the rupiah and the 1998 mass student protests in Jakarta on the occasion of Suharto's reappointment. As the East Timorese agitated for independence from Indonesian rule, Parry ventured into the East Timor jungle to meet with rebels....


Indonesia
Melanie Guile
1410904695
August 2003
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A History of Modern Indonesia Since C. 1200
M. C. Ricklefs
0804744793
Feb 2002
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Book Description
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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Unplayed Melodies : Javanese Gamelan and the Genesis of Music Theory
Marc Perlman
0520239563
October 25, 2004
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Book Description
The gamelan music of Central Java is one of the world's great orchestral traditions. Its rich sonic texture is not based on Western-style harmony or counterpoint, but revolves around a single melody. The nature of that melody, however, is puzzling. In this book, Marc Perlman uses this puzzle as a key to both the art of the gamelan and the nature of musical knowledge in general.
Some Javanese musicians have suggested that the gamelan's central melody is inaudible, an implicit or "inner" melody. Yet even musicians who agree on its existence may disagree about its shape. Drawing on the insights of Java's most respected musicians, Perlman shows how irregularities in the relationships between the melodic parts have suggested the existence of "unplayed melodies." To clarify the differences between these implicit-melody...


A History of Modern Indonesia Since C. 1200
M. C. Ricklefs
0804744807
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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.


Indonesia
Sarah Lennard-Brown
0739869981
September 2004
Hardcover
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Indonesia
Achmad Razak
185564374X
October 1996
Hardcover
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Golddiggers, Farmers, and Traders in the "Chinese Districts" of West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Mary F. Somers Heidhues
0877277338
Mar 2003
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Book Description
This study examines the changing role of the Chinese community of West kalimantan, particularly its economic and social relationships. Heidhues explores the history of the community from the early nineteenth century establishment of the kongsis to the "Dayak Raids" which uprooted the rural Chinese population in the 1960s.


Islam and State in Sumatra: A Study of Seventeenth-Century Aceh (Islamic History and Civilization)
Amirul Hadi
9004129820
January 2004
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Book Description
This study looks at the Islamic character of the Acehnese state in the seventeenth century. It examines not only its Islamic institutions but also its political culture and policies towards Islam. The discussion begins with a historical sketch of the rise of Aceh in the sixteenth century, followed by an analysis of the ruler and authority, the royal enclosure, Islamic religious ceremonies and the Islamic institutions of the state. The work concludes with a brief comparison of Aceh with other Islamic states in the region, especially Melaka and Mataram, whereby it is shown that the Islamic nature of the Acehnese state was more pronounced. This study is of particular interest to scholars and students of Islam, history, anthropology and political science.

About the Author
Amirul...


Indonesia
Colin Brown (Editor)
1864480688
March 1997
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A Short History of Indonesia
Colin Brown
1865088382
Apr 2004
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Book Description
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.

About the Author
Colin Brown is a professor of Asian studies at Flinders AUTHOR: Brown, Colin


The Year of Living Dangerously
Christopher J. Koch
0140065350
March 1, 1983
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