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Author Carey, Peter. Author.

Title The power of prophecy; Prince Dipanagara and the end of an old order in Java, 1785-1855.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (Xxx+970 pages)
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Series Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 249. 1572-1892
Summary National hero, Javanese mystic, pious Muslim and leader of the 'holy war' against the Dutch between 1825 and 1830, the Yogyakarta prince, Dipanagara (1785-1855, otherwise known as Diponegoro), is pre-eminent in the pantheon of modern Indonesian historical figures. Yet despite instant name recognition in Indonesia, there has never been a full biography of the prince's life and times based on Dutch and Javanese sources. 'The power of prophecy' is a major study which sets Dipanagara's life history against the context of the turbulent events of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century when the full force of European imperialism hit Indonesia like an Asian tsunami destroying forever Java's 'old order' and propelling the twin forces of Islam and Javanese national identity into a fatal confrontation with the Dutch. This confrontation known as the Java War, in which Dipanagara was defeated and exiled, marked the beginning of the modern colonial period in Indonesia which lasted until the Japanese occupation of 1942-1945. The book presents a detailed analysis of Dipanagara's pre-war visions and aspirations as a Javanese Ratu Adil ('Just King') based on extensive reading of his autobiography, the Babad Dipanagara as well as a number of other Javanese sources. Dutch and British records, in particularly the Residency Archives of Yogyakarta and Surakarta currently kept in the Indonesian National Archives, provide the backbone of this scholarly work. The book will be read with profit by all those interested in the rise of Western colonial rule in Indonesia, the fate of indigenous cultures in an age of imperialism and the role of Javanese Islam in modern Indonesian history. Peter Carey, Laithwaite tutor in History at Trinity College, Oxford, has made a lifetime study of Dipanagara and the history of early nineteenth century Java. His many works include the two-volume Archive of Yogyakarta (1980, 2000), The British in Java, 1811-1816; A Javanese account (1992) and Babad Dipanagara; An account of the outbreak of the Java War (1825-1830) (1981). He is one of Britain's foremost historians of Southeast Asia and has also published on Cambodia, Burma and East Timor.
Access This work is licensed under the following Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).
Language English.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preliminary Material / Peter Carey -- Chapter I. The south-central Javanese world Circa 1792-1825 / Peter Carey -- Chapter II. Dipanagara's youth and upbringing 1785-1803 / Peter Carey -- Chapter III. Young manhood. marriage, education, and links with the santri community, 1803-1805 / Peter Carey -- Chapter IV. Pilgrimage to the south coast, circa 1805 / Peter Carey -- Chapter V. The beginning of the ruin of the Land of Java. Yogyakarta and Daendels' new order, 1808 / Peter Carey -- Chapter VI. The old order's last champion. The origins and course of Radèn Rongga's rebellion, 1809-1810 / Peter Carey -- Chapter VII. The end of the beginning. The last months of the Franco-Dutch government and the British rape of Yogyakarta, 1811-1812 / Peter Carey -- Chapter VIII. Into a new era. The British interregnum, 1812-1816 / Peter Carey -- Chapter IX. Binding on the iron yoke. The returned Dutch administration, the impoverishment of the south-central Javanese peasantry and the rise of millenarian expectations, 1816-1822 / Peter Carey -- Chapter X. Waiting for the Just King. The road to war in south-central Java, 1822-1825 / Peter Carey -- Chapter XI. The last stand of the old order. Reflections on the Java War, 1825-1830 / Peter Carey -- Chapter XII. Enduring the unendurable. Dipanagara's capture at Magelang and his exile in Sulawesi, 1830-1855 / Peter Carey -- The sultan over the water / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX I. Family tree of the Yogyakarta sultanate / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX II. Family tree illustrating the connections between Dipanagara and the Danurejan / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX III. Family tree illustrating the connections between Dipanagara and the Prawiradirjan / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX IV. Pangéran Dipanagara's wives, family and children / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX VA Chief ministers (patih) of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (1755-1847) / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX VB Major officials of the Yogyakarta administration, 1755-1825 / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX VI. List of country estates/rural retreats (pesanggrahan), hunting lodges and royal pleasure gardens (kelangenan-Dalem) built in Yogyakarta by the first four sultans, 1755-1822 / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX VIIA. List of religious boarding schools (pesantrèn, pondhok), centres of scholars learned in fiqh law (pathok negari), and tax-free areas set aside for men of religion and keepers of royal gravesites (pradikan, pamutihan, jurukuncèn) in Yogyakarta pre-1832 / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX VIIB. List of kyai, haji and religious officials associated with Dipanagara / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX VIII. List of princes (pangéran) and senior officials (priyayi) of the Yogyakarta kraton showing landholdings and pensions, 1808-1820, and allegiance during the Java War / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX IX. Major officials of the Dutch East Indies Company, the British interim administration and the Netherlands Indies government 1780-1856 / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX X. Rice prices in Yogyakarta (1804-1826) and throughout Java (1817-1825) / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX XI. List of Dipanagara's heirloom (pusaka) weapons / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX XII. List of Dipanagara's followers in Manado, June 1830-June 1833 / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX XIII. Letters written by Dipanagara from Batavia (1830) and Makassar (1837) / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX XIV. Javanese and Western chronology AD 1785-1855 / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX XV. Revenue returns from the tollgate, opium, and other tax farms in Yogyakarta 1808-1825 / Peter Carey -- APPENDIX XVI. Comparative values of paper and metal currency circulating in Java in 1811 / Peter Carey -- Glossary of Javanese words / Peter Carey -- Bibliography / Peter Carey -- Index / Peter Carey.
Subject Dipanegara, Pangeran, 1785-1855.
Dipanegara, Pangeran, 1785-1855. (OCoLC)fst00066673
Princes -- Indonesia -- Java -- Biography.
Java (Indonesia) -- History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
Princes. (OCoLC)fst01076481
Indonesia -- Java. (OCoLC)fst01244461
Indexed Term 1785/1855
Colonial history
Java War
Traditional leadership
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: 9789067183031
ISBN 9789067183031
Standard No. 403791
10.1163/9789067183031 DOI

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