Historical Dictionary Of Indonesia by Audrey KahinHistorical Dictionary Of Indonesia by Audrey Kahin

Historical Dictionary Of Indonesia

byAudrey Kahin

Hardcover | October 29, 2015

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A wide-flung archipelago lying between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Indonesia is the world's most populous Islamic country. For over two thousand years it was a crossroads on the major trading route between China and India, but it was not brought together into a single entity until the Dutch extended their rule throughout the Netherlands East Indies in the early part of the 20th century. Declaring its independence from the Dutch in 1945, the Republic of Indonesia was ruled by only two regimes over the next half century Throughout the years the country has continued to be dogged by an inefficient bureaucracy and by perpetual problems of corruption. However, since 2004 Indonesia has successfully carried out four direct elections for president, together with an equal number of elections for legislative bodies at all levels of government, and has finally in 2014 elected a president with no ties to either the military or to the previous authoritarian power structure.This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Indonesia contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Indonesia.
Audrey Kahin is the U.S. Executive Director of the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS). Her principal research interests focus on modern Indonesian history, particularly the country's regional diversity and the problems of integration, and inter-religious and inter-ethnic relations.
Title:Historical Dictionary Of IndonesiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:724 pages, 9.34 × 6.34 × 2.23 inPublished:October 29, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810871955

ISBN - 13:9780810871953

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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword (Jon Woronoff)AcknowledgementsPreface Acronyms and AbbreviationsMapsChronologyIntroductionTHE DICTIONARYAppendix ARulers of the Early StatesAppendix B.Governors-General of the Netherlands IndiesAppendix C.Netherlands Ministers of the ColoniesAppendix D. Cabinets of the Republic of IndonesiaAppendix ERepublic of Indonesia OfficeholdersAppendix FParliamentary Strengths and Electoral Performance of the Parties, 1945-2014BibliographyAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

The extensive Bibliography occupying over 100 pages lists in excess of 1,500 books and articles, nearly all of them in English. It is probably one of the most significant English language bibliographies on Indonesia and is an important reference source in its own right.. I would recommend all libraries where Indonesia is the subject of study or research to acquire this new version. More general libraries looking for a good reference work on Indonesia should also consider purchase..It is certainly a country which merits greater study and understanding, a purpose for which this book, one of Rowman and Littlefield's top division historical dictionaries, is an ideal starting point and companion.