More Hispanic Than We Admit 3: Quincentennial edition, 1521 – 1820 Filipino and Spanish Interactions over the Centuries

Edited by: Jorge Mojarro
With a foreword by Maria Dolores Elizalde

This anthology of new, classic, and adventurous essays delivers a volume replete with fascinating stories about the first three hundred years of Spanish Philippine history. Based mostly on archival sources, the book offers insights on Ferdinand Magellan, the first recorded European on Philippine soil; Lapulapu, the first native to resist foreign domination; Fray Martín de Rada, pioneer defender of indigenous people’s rights; Rajah Tupas of Cebu, the first major ally of the colonizers; the three rulers of pre-Hispanic Manila and Tondo, Rajahs Lakandula, Matanda, and Soliman; Don Nicolás de Herrera, the first native civil servant or “brown Spaniard”; and indomitable Madre Ignacia del Espíritu Santo and Venerable Madre Jerónima de la Asunción, courageous founders of religious institutes for women.


More Hispanic Than We Admit 1: Insights into Philippine Cultural History

Edited by: Isaac Donoso
With a foreword by Reynaldo C. Ileto

An extended meditation on the encounter between the native and the foreign, this compilation of scholarly essays on Philippine culture and history provokes discussion on the fascinating and sometimes uneasy hybridity that is the Philippines. Spanning an eclectic range of disciplines including anthropology, religion, sociology, philology, literary criticism, historiography, film and art studies, political science, and economics, the compilation traces the manifestations and paradoxes of hybridity by exploring the processes of cultural interaction and transformation.


The World of the Manila-Acapulco Galleons: The Global and Human Context

Authored By: Senator Edgardo J. Angara and Carlos Madrid, Ph.D.

This illustrated scholarly book provides a concise overview of the Manila–Acapulco galleon trade, which served as an impetus to early-modern globalization. It presents this epoch from a comparative and global perspective and draws on interdisciplinary research from an international roster of scholars. Their trailblazing and original research has been skillfully integrated with the foundational studies of William Schurz, Charles R. Boxer, Lourdes Diaz-Trechuelo, Pierre Chaunu, Nicholas Cushner, William Henry Scott, John Leddy Phelan, Luis Alonso Alvarez, Leslie Bauzon, and Benito J. Legarda Jr. among others.


Santo Niño de Cebú 1565-2015: 450 Years of History, Culture, and Devotion

Authored by: Father Pedro G. Galende, OSA

Santo Niño de Cebu, 1565-2015, follows the blessed Santo Niño on its journey through time to become the oldest and most beloved Catholic icon in the Philippines. In this book, Fr. Pedro G. Galende meticulously details the historical background of the Augustinian Order, the voyages of Magellan, Urdaneta, and Legazpi, the wondrous circumstances of the image’s discovery, and the construction of its basilica. Particular attention is given to creating a detailed history of its attached colegio (convent school) and the role that Augustinian formal education played in the shaping of Cebuano culture.

Father Galende’s research also delves into the devotion, rituals, and folk beliefs that surround the Santo Niño up to the present day. The book views the image from phenomenological and historical angles but also recalls the mystical awe that it inspires, which defies explanation. Using Filipino scholar Astrid Sala-Boza’s scholarship on Carl Jung’s concept of synchronicity, the book provides another framework from which to view this devotion with a psychological perspective


El Periodismo Filipino, 1811-1910 The First Century of Philippine Journalism

Bibliographical Notes, Bibliographical Entries, Critical Notes, Extracts, and Anecdotes by Wenceslao Emilio Retana
With The History of the Philippine Press, 1811-1910 by Jose Victor Z. Torres
Translated and annotated by Jaime M. Marco

Wenceslao E. Retana’s El Periodismo Filipino captures the glorious struggle of Filipino thought as it strove to break free in public media. Retana’s voluminous research on the first century of Philippine journalism is a thrilling documentation of the emancipation of Filipino intellectuality following a surprisingly linear emplotment: from halting ignorance to tentative expressions, then to raging radicalism and freethinking that exploded into the Philippine Revolution of 1896, only for its republican and progressive ideals to be dashed once again by a new and insidious colonial master.


Philippine Cartography 1320-1899, Fourth Edition

Authored by: Carlos P. Quirino
Edited by: Carlos Madrid, Ph.D.

In this landmark history of the making of the Philippines, National Artist Carlos Quirino recounts how the concept of the Philippines emerged as a vague grouping of islands in the early fourteenth century and evolved in fits and starts over half a millennium into its current iconography. The Philippines as a geographical and ideological construct was shaped by a long lineage of cosmographers, cartographers, and artists spanning diverse cultures and times, such as Zhu She Ben, Luo Hong Xian, Abraham Cresques, Francisco Rodrigues, Juan López y Velasco, Diogo Homem, Gerardus Mercator, Sebastian Münster, Robert Dudley, Comte de Lapérouse, Pedro Murillo Velarde, Claudio Montero, Francisco Coello, José Algué, and many others. From ancient Chinese scrolls, Japanese and Portuguese portolan maps, French scientific surveys, and British merchants’ nautical charts, Quirino weaves a history of heroics and everyday drudgery, of personal and international rivalries, as well as of egregious mistakes and brilliant insights


Old Manila, Second Edition

Authored by: Carlos Quirino
Edited by: Ma. Eloisa P. de Castro

First published in 1971, this evocative collection of essays charts the changing name of Manila and its inhabitants. National Artist Carlos Quirino examines Manila from the early fourteenth century through the end of Spanish rule, rendering the past in witty and imaginative ways. No mere chronology, it addresses such varied themes as religion, theater, war, food, pestilence, immigration, crime and punishment, coinage, and art. This new edition contains the original text with enriched visuals—maps, postcards, engravings, sketches, and photographs—making it a comprehensive pictorial record of Manila and its denizens through the centuries.


A Visual Guide to the Manila-Acapulco Galleons: 500 Fun Facts and More!

This fascinating yet challenging illustrated reference book tells the hidden and true stories of the Manila–Acapulco galleons, the huge trading ships that connected the Philippines and Asia to the West for over 250 years.

With delightful facts, trivia, and images, the book brings to life the little-known and forgotten epoch of Philippine and world history.