History in Uniform: Military Ideology and the Construction of Indonesia's Past

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NUS Press, 2007 - Civil-military relations - 330 pages
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Under the New Order regime (1967-98), the Indonesian military sought to monopolise the production of official history and control its contents. The goal was to validate the political role of the armed forces, condemn communism and promote military values. A detailed examination of the Indonesian military's image-making under Suharto.
  

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Contents

Analysing Constructions of Indonesias Past
1
History in the Service of an Authoritarian
20
Nugroho Notosusanto and the Beginnings
39
History in Defence of the New Order Regime
61
Consolidating Military Unity
111
Promoting the Military and Dual Function
141
Establishing a Martial Tradition
172
The Militarisation of the Indonesian Past
216
Glossary and Abbreviations
229
Bibliography
283
Index
319
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