The Life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta, 1785–1855
About the book
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).
‘Prince Diponegoro was one of the foremost figures of nineteenth-century Indonesia and Dr Peter Carey’s research about and understanding of him exceeds that of any other historian. This book is thus very important and will be of great interest to any reader wishing to understand this transition period and this remarkable figure who so profoundly influenced the history of Indonesia.’
—M.C. Ricklefs, Professor Emeritus, The Australian National University.
‘Prince Diponegoro’s remarkable autobiographical Babad Diponegoro, is now recognised as a world monument to cultural wisdom. […] Peter Carey’s monumental scholarship has resurrected an historiography which transcends individual destiny. His book inspires us with new ways of addressing the current challenges of the transition from the old to the new world […] Diponegoro’s great resistance movement is now...
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