For the purposes of this guide, the history of Timor-Leste has been broken down into three parts: Portuguese Colonialism, Indonesian Control, and Independence. Below are lists of books from the University Library that correspond to each moment in Timorese history.
In late-1975, Indonesia invaded Timor-Leste and took control of it. In 1999, there was a referendum on autonomy or independence, and 78.5 percent of Timorese favored independence. Shortly after, the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor was established.