Bali Chronicles: A Lively Account of the Island's History from Early Times to the 1970's
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This book tells the history of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world.

Spanning the entire history of Bali since the beginning of recorded time, it stretches the culture and politics of the island as a backdrop to the dilemma hat now confronts the Balinese: the choice between economic decay or cultural decadence in the face of "cultural tourism"—Bali's only promising industry.

Balinese history tells a fascinating story. For a thousand years, the peculiar splendor of Balinese–Hindu culture came very close to satisfying the social, religious and artistic needs of the people. The arrival of European visitors in the 1920s and 1930s soon made the island's magical charms known to the outside world, and forever changed the "real, unspoiled" Bali. This is the story about the vulnerability—and durability—of an ancient culture to the modern world. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Bali-Chronicles/Willard-A-Hanna/Periplus-Classics-Series/9780794607074#sthash.H3C0TKPY.dpuf

This book tells the history of Bali — the "paradise island of the Pacific" — its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world. Spanning the entire history of Bali since the beginning of recorded time, this book explores the culture and politics of the island as a backdrop to the dilemma that now confronts the Balinese: the choice between economic decay or cultural decadence in the face of "cultural tourism" — Bali's only promising industry.

For a thousand years, the peculiar splendor of Balinese-Hindu culture came very close to satisfying the social, religious and artistic needs of the people. The arrival of European visitors in the 1920s and 1930s soon made the island's magical charms known to the outside world and forever changed the "real, unspoiled" Bali. This is the story about the vulnerability — and durability — of an ancient culture in the modern world.

Additional information:

  • Author: Willard A. Hanna
  • Size: 5.1" x 8"
  • Pages: 256
  • Paperback
  • Publication: 2004