Torres, Jose Victor Z.

To the people sitting in darkness... and other footnotes of our past / Jose Victor Z. Torres - Manila : UST Publishing House, c2016 - xii, 167 pages

Bangkusay : a study of sixteenth-century Filipino warfare at the arrival of the Spaniards -- Doubting a hero's name : Tarik Soliman and the question of Paterno's Historia -- Building a city : Intramuros and the galleon trade -- The Nao de China and the Parian de Manila : notes on the Chinese presence in the galleon trade and the walled city of Manila -- Delving into a forgotten past : Diaz-Trechuelo's Arquitectura Espanola en Filipinas and the restoration of the walled city of Intramuros -- "In the spirit of nobility..." : the framing of the 1935 Constitution : a historical narrative of the creation of the law of the land -- "To the person sitting in darkness" : Mark Twain, the anti-imperialist movement, and the Philippine-American War -- Manila in your pocket : notes from a guidebook for travelers in nineteenth-century Philippines -- Law and history : the Supreme Court decisions as sources in the writing of history -- History, Martial Law, and People Power : notes on an unknown side of the 1986 People Power Revolution

"The essays here are some studies based on footnotes I have noted through the years. I call them footnotes in our history because, in a sense, they are in the background of our past. The topics discussed here are usually at the bottom of the pages of historical books or mentioned in no more than a paragraph or two in the text. Most of these essays began as papers read in national and international conferences and have been published in journals. Some are discussions about old Manila while others are studies about historical events. All of them are related to Philippine history and the formation of our culture. All of them are footnoted for the reader's reference." - From the Introduction



Manila (Philippines)--History

DS 674 / T67 2016

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