Synopses & Reviews
Covering the history of Bali from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri, this examination highlights the ethnic dynamics of the island and its place in modern Indonesia. Included is an analysis of the arrival of Indian culture, early European contact, and the complex legacies of Dutch control. Also explored are the island's contemporary economic progress and the environmental problems generated by population growth and massive tourist development.
“I cannot welcome this series warmly enough. It is sure to be a winner—and much needed.” —Bill Bryson, author, In a Sunburned Country
and A Walk in the Woods
About the Author
is a historian, journalist, and diplomat. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.