About the book:
In 1987, I sought to prove to skeptics the authenticity of the Spanish draft of Makamisa, a previously unpublished MS ascribed to Rizal and stored in the vault of the National Library. In effect, I had to revise the existing canon of Rizal’s works, in order to establish that I had stumbled on the draft of a third novel distinct from the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. Ambeth Ocampo, Introduction of the book.
Completing the process of research and authentication that led to the publication of the unknown Spanish drafts of Rizal’s third novel Makamisa, popular historian Ambeth Ocampo organized his field notes into an inventory of inaccessible Rizal manuscripts and materials in the vault of the Philippine National Library. Arranged chronologically to become a bibliographical calendar, this book is not a mere listing but includes descriptive details, annotations, abstracts in English of most manuscripts, and transcripts of Rizaliana not previously known.
Publisher: University of Santo Tomas Press
Publication Date: 2011
Size: 230 x 180mm
About the author:
Ambeth R Ocampo is a public historian whose research covers the late 19th century Philippines, its art, culture and the birth of the nation. He writes a widely read editorial page column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and moderates a growing fan page on Facebook. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of HIstory, Ateneo de Manila University. He is also the author of several best-selling books on history.