Mapping the Acehnese PastMapping the Acehnese Past

Mapping the Acehnese Past
Author : R. Michael Feener
Publisher : BRILL
Total Pages : 316
Release : 2011-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9789004253599
ISBN 13 : 9004253599
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping the Acehnese Past Book Description:

Aceh has become best known in our times for its twin disasters—the worst earthquake and tsunami of modern times in December 2004, and a long-running separatist conflict that rent Indonesia for most of its independent history. Although this book emerged from the process of recovery from those traumas, it turns the spotlight on a more positive and neglected claim Aceh has on our attention, as the Southeast Asian maritime state that most successfully and creatively maintained its independent place in the world until 1874. Like Burma, Siam and Vietnam, all better protected by geography, Aceh has its own story to tell of a unique culture struggling for survival through the European colonial era.