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  • Jakarta Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • CultureShock! Jakartaby Derek Bacon; Terry Collins

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

    CultureShock! Jakarta is the definitive guide to living and working in the capital of the largest archipelago in the world. This book imparts to readers essential tips for survival in this hot and bustling city. All you need to know about renting an apartment, getting a driver's licence, using public transport and other nitty-gritty details of... more...

  • Island of Javaby John Joseph Stockdale; John Bastin

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    Originally published in 1811, Island of Java was the first popular work in English to describe what for many centuries was the most important island in the vast Indonesian archipelago. The book enjoyed a great popularity and quickly passed into a second edition. Like most works published during this time, Island of Java recounts everything that... more...

  • The Conquest of Javaby William Thorn

    Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 24.95

    Originally published in 1815, Major William Thorn's The Conquest of Java describes the military and naval elements of the British expeditionary force to Java in 1811. It was a time of unrest in Europe. Napoleon was at the height of his power and had taken control of Holland and its colonies in Asia. In August 1810, Britain's Lord Minto,... more...

  • A Certain Ageby Rudolf Mrázek

    Duke University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    An unconventional, evocative work of history and a series of moving reflections on memory, modernity, space, and time, all based on the author s interviews with elderly Indonesian intellectuals. more...

  • In the Footsteps of Stamford Rafflesby Nigel Barley

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2013; US$ 5.99

    Sir Stamford Raffles was a British colonial trader who, in 1819, founded the island city-state of Singapore. Today, Singapore is a world alpha city ranked alongside London, New York, and Tokyo. In this intriguing book - part history, part travelogue - the author revisits the places that were important in the life of Raffles and evaluates his legacy,... more...

  • Raffles and the British Invasion of Javaby Tim Hannigan

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99

    On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia (the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia?s capital) to conquer the Dutch colony of Java. They would remain there for five turbulent years. Drawing on both British and Javanese archival sources, this entertaining and highly readable... more...

  • The Archives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Local Institutions in Batavia (Jakarta)by G L Blak; Frans Van Dijk; D J Kortlang; F S Gaastra; Hendrik E Niemeijer; P Koenders

    BRILL 2007; US$ 167.00

    A catalogue of fifteen archives of VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) institutions in Jakarta. more...

  • Rafflesby Victoria Glendinning

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98

    Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the charismatic and persuasive founder of Singapore and Governor of Java. An English adventurer, disobedient employee of the East India Company, utopian imperialist, linguist, zoologist and civil servant, he carved an extraordinary (though brief) life for himself in South East Asia. The tropical, disease-ridden... more...

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