By John Joseph Stockdale,Ph. D. John Bastin
Originally released in 1811, Island of Java used to be the 1st well known paintings in English to explain what for plenty of centuries was once crucial island within the huge Indonesian archipelago. Like so much works released in this time, Island of Java recounts every thing that was once identified on the time concerning the island and its population. special descriptions are given of Java's ecology, background and tradition, together with tools of tribute and tazation utilized by the Dutch colonists and the layout of the fortifications surrounding Batavia. additionally defined are things like the eating behavior of the Dutch directors, the execution of 13 of the ruler's concubines in Surakarta, and the infamous Upas or "Poison Tree of Java", believed to exude a bad smell which generally annihilated all dwelling issues for miles around.
This reprint is greater by way of a scholarly creation via Dr. John Bastin, former Reader on the college of Oriental and African stories, college of London, and an international authority on 19th century Java.
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