About the book:
A History of the Philippines, herein offered by Dr. Samuel K. Tan…offers a conceptual framework of what he calls “the story of man in the Philippines” in the context of “the specific ecological system” and “distinctive historical experience” that have shaped his “particular character and identity.” Dr. Tan provides in this slim volume a picture of Philippine culture which…”ought to be understood from the totality of the ethnolinguitstic varieties which constitute the fabric of Filipino society.” Hence he divides Filipino cultural communities into three main groups–the Moros, the Indios, the Infieles–colonial categories, but nevertheless reflective of what evolved in the Philippines as a result of the historical processes that have transpired in the island world of the Filipinos. -Berndardita Reyes Churchill
Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
Publication Date: 2008 (Reprint)
Size: 230 x 155mm
About the author:
Dr. Samuel K. Tan, is a native of Mindanao and Sulu. He held several important positions in government service for which he received distinction and awards. He served for about thirty years in the Faculty of History of the University of the Philippines Diliman.
Other books by Dr Samuel K Tan are : Muslim south and Beyond(2010), The Filipino-American War, 1899-1913(2002), Tawi-tawi the Philippines’ Southernmost Frontier (2001), The Internalization of the Bangsomoro Struggle (1993),Filipino Muslim Perceptions Of Their History and Culture As Seen Through Indigenous Written Sources(2003), Ferdinand E. Marcos and the Filipino Military Tradition : from Warrior to soldier (2006), Surat Sug: Letters from the Sultanate of Sulu (2006)