Bali Chronicles: Fascinating People and Events in Balinese History
Tuttle Publishing, 10/03/2012 - 288 páginas
This book tells the story of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world.
Balinese history tells a fascinating story. For a thousand years, the peculiar splendor of Balinese–Hindu culture came very close to satisfying the social, religious and artistic needs of the people. The arrival of European visitors in the 1920s and 1930s soon made the island's magical charms known to the outside world, and forever changed the "real, unspoiled" Bali. This is the story about the vulnerability—and durability—of an ancient culture to the modern world.
There already exists a wealth of literature on Balinese art and thought and the singularly beautiful Balinese way of life which often seems to outsiders like a lavishly costumed pageant continuously and merrily played out against a superbly scenic tropical backdrop.
A new introduction by Adrian Vickers, a professor of history at the University of Sydney, places the book into the context of the literature on Bali and the impact that the Western world and tourism are currently having on the island.
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Western Intruders Pre1800
Recruitment Trade and Travel 18001830
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Bali chronicles: a lively account of the island's history from early times ...
Willard Anderson Hanna
Visualização de excertos - 2004
administration Ampenan Anak Agung Badung Bali Bali and Lombok Bali’s Balinese radjas Bangli Batavia became began Blambangan Buleleng Captain century ceremonies Chinese contract concepts Controleur Schwarz court cremation culture Dewa Agung Dewa Gde Raka Dewa Manggis Djagaraga Djembrana Dutch colonial Dutch official early East Java English especially European exports fact factory Gelgel Gianjar Governor-General Gusti Djilantik Gusti Ktut Heer Hindu Huskus Koopman Indonesian Jakarta Java Javanese Karangasem King Klungkung kopeng kris Kuta land Lange’s later leyak Lintgens Lombok Mads Lange Mataram Mengwi Military Expedition mission Modjapahit Molière opium Overijssel palace Pasar picul political population priests princes punggawa puputan puri Radja Radja of Badung Radja of Buleleng Radja of Karangasem Radja of Lombok Radja of Mataram radjadom Rangda regard Regent Resident rice rule ruler Sassak Schuurman seemed ships Singapore slaves soldiers Sukarno Surabaya Susuhunan Tabanan temple throne Tjakranegara Tjokorda tourist trade traditional troops village visitors Western