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The Resource Bali : a cultural history, Arthur Cotterell

Bali : a cultural history, Arthur Cotterell

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Bali : a cultural history
Title
Bali
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Cotterell
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bali is unlike anywhere else. Despite the advent of international tourism, this Indonesian island remains an untarnished cultural gem set in an idyllic landscape. Spirit-haunted as is the rest of Southeast Asia, Bali boasts a unique amalgam of beliefs because Hinduism overlays a much older relationship with the physical world. Nothing is considered to be inanimate. Towering volcanoes, majestic lakes, lush forests, gushing springs, flooded paddies, golden sands and blue seas--all these spectacular features have convinced the Balinese that their island is in itself a cosmos. Even though Bali suffered under the Japanese during World War Two, in the struggle afterwards to expel the Dutch, and through the violence which accompanied the military overthrow of President Sukarno, the resilience and kindness of its inhabitants ensure that no visitor leaves the island today unimpressed by its heritage. LAND OF TEMPLES: Besides an estimated 20,000 temples, there are hundreds of thousands of shrines for the good reason that hardly anywhere is said to lack divine significance. FESTIVALS AND DRAMA: So widespread are places of worship that every village and town possesses its own religious festival, an important part of which is dance-drama. Most popular is the story of the defeat of the chief witch Rangda by the good lion Barong, but the audience knows that she will be back again
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Cotterell, Arthur
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Landscapes of the imagination
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bali Island (Indonesia)
  • Bali Island (Indonesia)
  • Bali Island (Indonesia)
Target audience
adult
Label
Bali : a cultural history, Arthur Cotterell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
43002377
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781909930179
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 43002377
  • (Sirsi) 43002377
Label
Bali : a cultural history, Arthur Cotterell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
43002377
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781909930179
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 43002377
  • (Sirsi) 43002377

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