A Short History of Bali: Indonesia's Hindu Realm

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Allen & Unwin, 2004 - History - 266 pages
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Covering the history of Bali from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri, this examination highlights the ethnic dynamics of the island and its place in modern Indonesia. Included is an analysis of the arrival of Indian culture, early European contact, and the complex legacies of Dutch control. Also explored are the island's contemporary economic progress and the environmental problems generated by population growth and massive tourist development.

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Review: A Short History of Bali: Indonesia's Hindu Realm (A Short History of Asia series)

User Review  - Ajj - Goodreads

A good overview of the politics and history of Bali. It could use another chapter bringing it up to date but provides a lot of useful general information. Read full review

Review: A Short History of Bali: Indonesia's Hindu Realm (A Short History of Asia series)

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Brief but very informative history of Bali from prehistoric to modern times. Balanced and well rounded. Definitely not an academic book, it was actually quite pleasurable to read. Read full review

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Robert Pringle is a historian, journalist, and diplomat. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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