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dc.contributor.authorCarey, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-21 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T15:20:18Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T15:20:18Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier403791
dc.identifierOCN: 1030815022en_US
dc.identifier798295459en_US
dc.identifier.issn1572-2892;1572-1892
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34573
dc.description.abstractNational hero, Javanese mystic, pious Muslim and leader of the ‘holy war’ against the Dutch between 1825 and 1830, the Yogyakarta prince, Dipanagara (1785-1855, otherwise known as Diponegoro), is pre-eminent in the pantheon of modern Indonesian historical figures. Yet despite instant name recognition in Indonesia, there has never been a full biography of the prince’s life and times based on Dutch and Javanese sources. ‘The power of prophecy’ is a major study which sets Dipanagara’s life history against the context of the turbulent events of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century when the full force of European imperialism hit Indonesia like an Asian tsunami destroying forever Java’s ‘old order’ and propelling the twin forces of Islam and Javanese national identity into a fatal confrontation with the Dutch. This confrontation known as the Java War, in which Dipanagara was defeated and exiled, marked the beginning of the modern colonial period in Indonesia which lasted until the Japanese occupation of 1942-1945. The book presents a detailed analysis of Dipanagara’s pre-war visions and aspirations as a Javanese Ratu Adil (‘Just King’) based on extensive reading of his autobiography, the Babad Dipanagara as well as a number of other Javanese sources. Dutch and British records, in particularly the Residency Archives of Yogyakarta and Surakarta currently kept in the Indonesian National Archives, provide the backbone of this scholarly work. The book will be read with profit by all those interested in the rise of Western colonial rule in Indonesia, the fate of indigenous cultures in an age of imperialism and the role of Javanese Islam in modern Indonesian history. Peter Carey, Laithwaite tutor in History at Trinity College, Oxford, has made a lifetime study of Dipanagara and the history of early nineteenth century Java. His many works include the two-volume Archive of Yogyakarta (1980, 2000), The British in Java, 1811-1816; A Javanese account (1992) and Babad Dipanagara; An account of the outbreak of the Java War (1825-1830) (1981). He is one of Britain’s foremost historians of Southeast Asia and has also published on Cambodia, Burma and East Timor.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVerhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities
dc.subject.othertraditional leadership
dc.subject.othernetherlands
dc.subject.othersultanates
dc.subject.otheryogyakarta
dc.subject.othercolonial history
dc.subject.othercharisma
dc.subject.otherindonesia
dc.subject.otherjawa
dc.subject.otherbiographies
dc.subject.otherjavanese
dc.subject.otherprinces
dc.subject.other1785/1855
dc.subject.otherjava war
dc.titleThe power of prophecy; Prince Dipanagara and the end of an old order in Java, 1785-1855
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1163/9789067183031
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaf16fd4b-42a1-46ed-82e8-c5e880252026
oapen.relation.isbn9789067183031
oapen.series.number249
oapen.pages970
oapen.place.publicationLeiden - Boston
oapen.identifier.ocn1030815022
oapen.identifier.ocn798295459


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