Destiny

Destiny

The Life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta, 1785-1855

by Peter Carey

Hardback Publication Date: 25/06/2014

  $170.95
This book is a completely revised version of The Power of Prophecy; Prince Dipanagara and the End of an Old Order in Java, 1785-1855 (2007). A vivid biography of Indonesia's foremost national hero, it tells the story of a remarkable figure whose life spanned his native Java's troubled transition to the modern world. It will be read with profit by all those interested in the impact of European imperialism on non-European societies, the cultural encounter between West and East, the role of Islam in anti-colonial resistance, and the making of modern Indonesia. An Indonesian-language edition of Destiny has been published simultaneously by Indonesia's leading publishing house, Penerbit Buku Kompas (Gramedia), as Takdir: Riwayat Pangeran Diponegoro (1785-1855).
ISBN:
9783034309264
9783034309264
Category:
Asian history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
25-06-2014
Publisher:
Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
381
Dimensions (mm):
225x150x28mm
Weight:
0.76kg
Peter Carey

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and now lives in New York. He is the author of fourteen novels (including one for children), two volumes of short stories, and two books on travel.

Amongst other prizes, Carey has won the Booker Prize twice (for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang), the Commonwealth Writers' Prize twice (for Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang), and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs).

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