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Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia

Christopher R. Duncan


Between 1999 and 2000, sectarian fighting fanned across the eastern Indonesian province of North Maluku, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. What began as local conflicts between migrants and indigenous people over administrative boundaries, spiraled into a religious war pitting Muslims against Christians and continues to influence communal relationships more than a decade after the fighting stopped. This book examines how the individuals actually taking part in the fighting understood and experienced the conflict. Rather than dismiss religion as a facade for the politi ... More

Keywords: sectarian fighting, migrants, indigenous people, Muslims, Christians, religious violence, forced migrants, conflict resolution, conflict reconciliation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451584
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451584.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher R. Duncan, author
Arizona State University.