A Short History of Indonesia: The Unlikely Nation?

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgementsix
Maps of Indonesiaxi
Acronymsxiv
Glossaryxvi
Note on transcriptionxviii
1The Indonesian context1
What's in a name?2
The physical environment5
The ethnographic environment9
2The rise of states: 1–1500 CE11
The rise of the state13
Hindu and Buddhist societies17
3The age of commerce: 1400–170029
The spread of Islam31
The beginnings of colonialism32
4Economic demise, political decline: 1600–180049
Extension of VOC control55
Decline of Mataram57
The Chinese War, 1740–174160
The Company outside Java65
The collapse of the VOC68
The legacy of the VOC70
5Establishment of empire: 1800–190072
Colonial reactions81
The Cultivation System83
Liberal Era89
East coast of Sumatera91
Aceh96
The Aceh War99

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Acronyms xiv
  • Glossary xvi
  • Note on Transcription xviii
  • 1 - The Indonesian Context 1
  • 2 - The Rise of States 1–1500 Ce 11
  • 3 - The Age of Commerce: 1400–1700 29
  • 4 - Economic Demise, Political Decline:1600–1800 49
  • 5 - Establishment of Empire: 1800–1900 72
  • 6 - Times of Change 1900–1945 104
  • 7 - From Revolution to Authoritarian Rule 1945–1957 156
  • 8 - Guided to Pancasila Democracy 1956–1998 185
  • 9 - Reformasi: the Post-Suharto Era? 225
  • Bibliographical Essay 247
  • Notes 260
  • Index 263
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