Chapter 1: A Snug Little Amphitheatre: The Balinese Setting
Chapter 2: Moonset at Pejeng: A Glimpse of Prehistory
Chapter 3: From Indianisation to the Majapahit Empire (9th to 14th Centuries)
Chapter 4: The Balinese States to the Eve of Dutch Control (17th to 19th Centuries)
Chapter 5: The Dutch Arrive: From First Contact to Final Conquest (1597-1908)
Chapter 6: Pax and Poverty Neerlandica (1908-1942)
Chapter 7: The World Discovers Bali (1902 - 1942)
Chapter 8: Occupation, Revolution and Bloodbath (1942-1966)
Chapter 9: From Dictatorship to Democracy (1966-2002)
Chapter 10: New Challenges, including Terrorism
Chapter 11: Some Closing Thoughts
Guide to Further Reading
Robert Pringle is a historian, journalist and diplomat with special
interest in environmental issues, ethnic minorities and conflict
resolution. He spent thirty years in the U.S. Foreign Service, nine
of them in Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. He has
a doctorate in Southeast Asian History from Cornell University and
lives in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
Series Editor Milton Osborne has had an association with the Asian region for over 40 years as an academic, public servant and independent writer. He is the author of eight books on Asian topics, including Southeast Asia: An introductory history, first published in 1979 and now in its eighth edition, and, most recently, The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future, published in 2000.
I cannot welcome this series warmly enough. It is sure to be a
winner and much needed. Bill Bryson, author, "In a Sunburned
Country" and "A Walk in the Woods"
"I cannot welcome this series warmly enough. It is sure to be a winner--and much needed." --Bill Bryson, author, "In a Sunburned Country" and "A Walk in the Woods"