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Author(s): Carey, Peter
The term Erucakra is a title closely associated in Java with the concept of the ratu adil (Just King), a ruler who was expected to arise at the end of a period of chaos and socio-economic distress to establish a new rule of justice and plenty. This concept was linked with the “Jayabaya prophecies” (Ramalan Jayabaya), which claim to be derived from Prabu Jayabaya, a twelfth-century ruler of Kediri, in east Java, and which purport to foretell the historical cycles through which Java would pass (Wiselius). These cycles are clearly derived from older Hi…
Date: 2019-05-08


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Author(s): Carey, Peter
Prince Dipanagara of Yogyakarta (1785–1855) was the chief protagonist in the Java War (1825–30) and was exiled by the Dutch colonial authorities to Sulawesi (Celebes) (1830–55). In modern Indonesia, he is officially recognised as a national hero. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Java was drawn into the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars (1792–1815). In quick succession a Franco-Dutch regime (1808–11) under Napoleon’s marshal Herman Willem Daendels (1762–1818) and a five-year British occupation (1811–6) un…
Date: 2019-05-08

Burma: The Challenge of Change in a Divided Society

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Author(s): Carey, Peter
Bibliographic entry in Chapter 24: The U…

East Timor at the Crossroads: The Forging of a Nation

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Author(s): Carey, Peter | G. Carter Bentley
Bibliographic entry in Chapter 21: The U…