Between People and Statistics

Essays on Modern Indonesian History Presented to P. Creutzberg

  • Authors
  • Francien van Anrooij

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Introduction

  3. Early outside influences

  4. Economic trends and the interwar years

  5. Colonial administration and its reactions

  6. Perspectives in historiography

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 313-315

About this book


Perhaps Piet Creutzberg is and essentially always has been an artisan and an admirer of the best in craftmanship. The emphasis on the practical side of things seems to pervade whatever he undertook during half a century. Anyway, it is as a trader of the historical craft - wielding a Chinese abacus or an electronic computing devic- that, from about 1965 onwards, an increasing number of younger students of Indonesian social, economic and political history have met him in the depot of the 20th century colonial archives in The Hague or at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. Of the scores of Dutch, Indonesian, British, Scandinavian, German, American, Australian and Japanese historians he inspired and advised some were writing a master's thesis, others had already made part of their academic career in Indonesian history or related topics, but most of them were in the critical phases of collecting published or archival materials with a view to their incorporation in doctoral dissertations.


Java economic history economics economy science and technology statistics textile industry trader trends

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8848-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8846-0
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