Banditry In West Java

Banditry in West Java PDF
Author: Margreet van Till
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9971695022
Size: 34.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 292
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Banditry was rife around Batavia (modern Jakarta) during the late colonial period, with at least one major robbery committed every day. Banditry in West Java identifies the bandits and describes their working methods and their motives, which often went beyond simple self-enrichment. It also explores the world of the robbers' victims, city-dwellers for whom the robbers were the antithesis of civilization, convenient objects onto which respectable citizens projected their own preoccupations with sex, violence, and magic. The colonial police force in the Dutch East Indies was reformed in the early 1920s, and banditry was subsequently brought under control. However, the bandit tradition lived on in Javanese popular imagination and folk culture, not least in tales of Si Pitung, a Robin Hood figure who flourished in nineteenth-century Batavia. The author argues that banditry in Batavia was closely linked with the modernization process, particularly the ready availability of firearms and the rise of a money economy. However, her findings do little to support suggestions that banditry should be seen as part of the revolutionary struggle for independence in Indonesia. Banditry in West Java is a translation of 'Batavia bij Nacht: Bloei en ondergang van het Indonesisch roverswezen in Batavia en de Ommelanden, 1869-1942. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Aksant, 2006).

Accessions List Southeast Asia

Accessions List  Southeast Asia PDF
Author: Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, Jakarta
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 27.18 MB
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Category : Asia, Southeastern
Languages : en
Pages :
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Sistem Budaya Indonesia

Sistem budaya Indonesia PDF
Author: M. J. Melalatoa
Publisher:
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Size: 23.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Indonesia
Languages : id
Pages : 262
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System and values of Indonesian socio-culture; collection of articles.

Sejarah Teluk Jakarta

Sejarah Teluk Jakarta PDF
Author:
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Size: 22.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Bays
Languages : id
Pages : 104
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History and historical sites of the Jakarta Bay.

Bibliografi Nasional Indonesia

Bibliografi nasional Indonesia PDF
Author: Indonesia. Kantor Bibliografi Nasional
Publisher:
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Size: 29.40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Indonesia
Languages : id
Pages :
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Gambang Rancag

Gambang rancag PDF
Author:
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Size: 54.98 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Gamelan music
Languages : id
Pages : 177
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Traditional gamelan music of Jakarta.

Pencak Silat

Pencak silat PDF
Author: Atik Soepandi
Publisher:
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Size: 42.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Martial arts
Languages : id
Pages : 137
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Martial art of Betawi, Jakarta.

Budaya Orang Bojong

Budaya orang Bojong PDF
Author: M. J. Melalatoa
Publisher:
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Size: 55.97 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Betawi (Indonesian people)
Languages : id
Pages : 24
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Rebana Burdah Dan Biang

Rebana burdah dan biang PDF
Author: Atik Soepandi
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Size: 60.29 MB
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Category : Betawi (Indonesian people)
Languages : id
Pages : 121
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Research on traditional drum of the Betawi people.