History of Indonesia: A Resource Book
Indonesia, country flanked by two oceans and two continents, is famous for its natural beauty an dcultural diversity. The fact is worldwide, but the facts surrounding Indonesian society, how the characteristics of diversity are formed and how diversity is tested by time, has not been captured much by its meaning by the global community as part of Indonesia's interaction with the nations of the world.
This book tries to give an overview of the history of Indonesia from a perspective that places the Indonesian community as an active community in the global dynamics at that time. The encounter of the community with major civilizations such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, as well as the arrival of Europeans in the form of dialogue and adoption in a wise manner resulted in a distinctive culture that is Indonesia today. This historical journey also shaped the character of society for centuries until it proceeded to become a united nation through a network of collective memories. The next journey in becoming a nation in the course of history such as the Youth Pledge and culminated in the Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia as a newly established country.
The perspective of Indonesian historical narratives contained in this book will explain information that has been vague and not yet is global about Indonesia. Through this book, the global community is invited to know Indonesia far deeper than its brothers and far wider than its islands.
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