This pioneering volume traces the history of the region which became Indonesia, from early times to the present day, in over three hundred specially drawn full-colour maps with detailed accompanying text. In doing so, the Atlas brings fresh life to the fascinating and tangled history of this immense archipelago.
Beginning with the geographical and ecological forces which have shaped the physical form of the archipelago, the Historical Atlas of Indonesia goes on to chart early human migration and the changing distribution of ethnic groups. It traces the kaleidoscopic pattern of states in early Indonesia and their gradual incorporation into the Netherlands Indies and eventually into the Republic of Indonesia.
Robert Cribb formerly research professor and later director of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) in Copenhagen, is Reader in History at the University of Queensland Among his previous works is the Historical Dictionary of Indonesia
'This extensive work is broad in scope. It contains much material not previously presented in cartographic form. The Historical Atlas of Indonesia is a monumental work, representing a great deal of literary research and cartographic effort, for which the author deserves high praise.' - Moussons 4 (Social Science Research of Southeast Asia)