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The Life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta, 1785–1855

Peter Brian Ramsay Carey

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).
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Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available on the Internet at catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014934465


TOP AND SPINE: ‘Ein Historisches Tableau, die Gefangennahme des Javanischen Häuptlings Diepo Negoro’ (An Historical Tableau, the Capture of the Javanese Chief Diponegoro) by Raden Saleh Syarif Bustaman, 1857. Illustration courtesy of the Sekretariat Kepresidenan (Presidential Secretariat), Republic of Indonesia.

BOTTOM: Javanese sketch of the fighting between Diponegoro’s followers and Dutch troops at Selarong in either September or October 1825. Diponegoro’s personal yellow battle pennant with his Erucokro (‘Just King’) symbol of crossed arrows and solar discus can be seen on the left. Taken from KITLV Or 13 (Buku Kedung Kebo), f.136r–v. Photograph courtesy of the KITLV, Leiden.

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