A History of Modern Indonesia

A History of Modern Indonesia[Download] ✤ A History of Modern Indonesia Author M.C. Ricklefs – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Masa depan negara kepulauan terbesar di dunia ini akan pelik menarik dan penting sebagaimana sejarahnya tulis Ricklefs mengakhiri buku iniPerjalanan panjang Indonesia sejak masuknya Islam hingga kini of Modern PDF/EPUB æ Masa depan negara kepulauan terbesar di dunia ini akan pelik menarik dan penting sebagaimana sejarahnya tulis Ricklefs mengakhiri buku iniPerjalanan panjang Indonesia sejak masuknya Islam hingga kini merupakan sebuah unit historis terpadu A History PDF/EPUB or yang dalam buku ini disebut Sejarah Indonesia Modern MC Ricklefs menyuguhkannya secara mendasar sekaligus teperinciTerdapat tiga unsur fundamental menjadi perekat bagi periode historis itu Pertama unsur kebudayaan dan keberagamaan islamisasi Indonesia yang dimulai History of Modern MOBI ☆ sejak tahun dan berlanjut sampai sekarang Kedua unsur topik keadaan saling memengaruhi antara orang Indonesia dan orang Barat yang masih berlangsung hingga sekarang sejak tahun Ketiga unsur historio grafi sumber sumber primer bagi sebagian besar periode ini ditulis dalam bahasa bahasa Indonesia modern Jawa Melayu dll bukan dalam bahasa Jawa Kuno atau Melayu Kuno dan bahasa bahasa EropaDengan mendasarkan penelitiannya pada puluhan jurnal dan lebih dari lima ratus buku Ricklefs mengisahkan perjalanan bangsa Indonesia dari zaman ke zaman yang penuh warna lengkap dengan aneka persoalan dan pertikaian baik internal maupun eksternalnya Di balik struktur narasinya buku ini menjawab pertanyaan bagaimana komunitas komunitas dari berbagai kepulauan Indonesia dengan rupa rupa etnis bahasa dan dalam negara negara kerajaan yang terpisah pisah bisa bersatu menjadi sebuah bangsa modernEdisi pertama buku ini diterbitkan dalam bahasa Inggris pada dan telah beberapa kali diperbarui Buku yang ada di tangan Anda ini adalah edisi terbaru dengan perubahan pada hampir setiap bab yang mencerminkan masukan masukan dari penelitian baru Segala hal dalam periode sejak telah ditulis ulang secara substansial atau sama sekali baru Kehadiran versi Indonesia ini terasa semakin lengkap karena pengarangnya khusus menuliskan perkem bangan Indonesia sejak pemilu sampai tragedi Monas pada Juni MC Ricklefs adalah Profesor Sejarah di Universitas Nasional Singapore Dia pernah mengajar di Sekolah Kajian Oriental dan Afrika Universitas London dan Universitas Monash dan menjadi Direktur Sekolah Penelitian tentang Asia dan Pasific Universitas Nasional Australia. Very informative book Hard to get into at first when you don't know the subject at all Lots of unfamiliar place names all maps tucked at the back but would have been helpful in the chapters where mentioned Subheadings would have also made the text easier to read and navigate That said Ricklefs is a real expert and warns you the reader at the beginning that his preference in history writing is less for interpretation and generalization to go into the detail and cite the evidence to let you draw your own conclusions Once you get used to his style it's gripping as you follow the stories as they unfold in Java Sumatra Bali and the outer islands You can really feel you understand Indonesia better by the end For most periods This is much detailed than Adrian Vickers' modern history of Indonesia Eg Sukarno's relationship with Nasution is much illuminated by Ricklefs But post Suharto Vickers has to tell Vickers also relies on conversations with thousands he has spoken to this book is good now i'm in chapter 19this book tell us about the secret of indonesia historyeven indonesian maybe doesn't know about that secretgood job sir MCRicklefs This book is 800 years of Indonesian history written in 2001 Each chapter detailing the century of changes that happen in the archipelago I read it as fast as possible because I want to read the happy ending of this story Unfortunately this is not a novel MC Ricklefs write carefully the things that a lot of Indonesian does not want to hear A tragic storyI read this book after reading Islamic States in Java's HJ de Graaf and Peter Carey's Diponegoro I should read Vicker's Modern Indonesia but I don't know whether I have the courage to read this Indonesian story again Well let see This book should be read than once hopefully when I read it back at third or fourth times I will understand why history should be written Good start for those who haven't been to Indonesia or just want to know the history of Indonesia As many people said this book doesn't have detailed information but good enough as the author always find the information from written source Complementing yesterday's review another book about history of the country Or should I say region because the country Indonesia didn't really exist back then PRicklefs' book is historical treatise with emphasis on cultural factors As native Indonesian I'm already familiar with his long list of wars trades and shifting alliances those were in our schoolbooks but the way he illuminates the religioustraditional context is eye openingSome interesting examples While Islam was introduced by merchants Ricklefs argues that wandering Sufis may have played big role spreading it He also claims that acceptance of Islam by ningrat Javanese courtiers allowed top down conversion of their subjects This went together with usual horizontal preaching and conversion The imperfect spread of Islam in Indonesian Archipelago led to distinct 'flavor' in different areas The Sumatranese has Melayu Islam culture; the Javanese has Hindu Java Islam Interestingly the Bugis and Makasarese seems to follow Melayu Islam flavor of Sumatra Meanwhile the Balinese kept Hinduism; Eastern islands like Maluku and Timor accepted Christianity The conversion of Java to Islam is idiosyncratic to say the least One notable convert is Sultan Agung who almost captured VOC capital in Batavia A Javanese pagan he became Muslim in 1633 After this he sponsored composition of Islamic tales in Javanese language When he died though? People said admiringly that he was visited by Java's Southern Sea Goddess Javanese leaders were often seen as 'supernatural' in keeping of traditional Messianic belief This helped them winning approval of the masses Examples include Sultan Agung Prince Diponegoro; in modern days Sukarno and Suharto And now to 20th century It seems that 'modern Indonesia' culture was born in 1920s Leaving traditional pantun and syair forms there rose men of letters such as M Yamin Sanusi Pane and Marah Rusli Meanwhile Balinese painters developed modern style due to Walter Spies' Rudolf Bonnet's influenceAll in all fantastic book even if at times tedious Indeed I skimmed many details I've learned from school Non Indonesian readers may not have that luxury though Finally I finished reading this bookIt was challenging From now on I will stick to historical fictions rather than history books The latter tend to be so serious and a bit boringThis might be one of the few detailed and precise books about Indonesian History It gave me a very good overview concerning Indonesian politics That's the problem I'm not just interested in politics and economy I want to know How people lived back then This book didn't give me any cultural informationThe book starts off with the The Coming of Islam followed by The Arrival of the Europeans in Indonesia The first topic fascinate me cause there's not a lot of evidence to suggest what really happened It is still a mystery how Indonesia became a predominantly Muslim country The early history of Indonesia was well divided between Western Indonesia and Eastern Indonesia However the reader will soon notice that most of the book is very very Java centric Towards the end Eastern Indonesia was completely left out except for the problems in East Timor and West PapuaI was pleasantly surprised how the writer described the battles and kingdoms of East Java during the 18th century so precisely Unfortunately the struggle of Indonesia to gain Independence and the Sukarno era were in my opinion not well written It was chaotic and I didn't understand anything maybe it's my faultBut following the presidency of Suharto onwards until 2008 the book became interesting againLike I said the book contains a lot of details and offers a good overview of this archipelago from 1200 2008However research needs to be done in Eastern Indonesia so that we can get a balanced view of the Whole countryThis is the 5th book about Indonesia that I read this year I think I'll need to take a break before I read a next book about Indonesia This book is different than the history of Indonesia teach at my school I find this book uite interesting with not too much detail but it made me understood about the events happening and the persons involved The author described about how the Indonesians struggle to reach independence comprehensively and what was made the foundation of the nation by that time Even though it was not written by Indonesians reading how this multicultural country fight for unity and democracy could encourage the nationalism The sad thing is that after I read the book and followed the timeline of Indonesia's development I think it didn't change much politically and economically from the colonial era until now Politically Indonesia is still unstable and can't be free from corruption Economically Indonesia still can't be independent Maybe because as a nation it still in the process of learning and finding true identity After having made my way through this dense history over the last several months I can now safely say I have a much better understanding of the major events in Indonesian history from 1200 through the late 1990s anyway shortly after which the edition I read was published I'm partial toward people's histories which this most definitely is not but as Ricklefs points out some of the biases in the book's focus towards Java and Sumatra over the outer islands and generally speaking the political maneuverings of a small group of elite men are largely a result of what information is available in the historic record There are still many gaps in my understanding of Indonesian history I want to fill but I recommend this as a good primer on the main eras in the archipelago's history confuse Be prepared to skim heavily and then it's good The book fights to cover a broad sweep of history but wastes a lot of words mentioning notable names and people without giving much context This is particularly true in the pre colonial sections It's still a helpful book in getting a 30000 foot view of the nation's history Be prepared to skim and you'll be ok