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Readings In Philippine History: Selected Historical Texts Presented with A Commentary
Readings in Philippine History serves as an introduction towards the studying of Philippine history and culture. Compiled and annotated by Father Horacio de la Costa, S.J. in 1965, the books serves as a standard text book for collegiate students but also serves as a basis in the understanding nationalism based on primary documents in the period from the Spanish ...more
Paperback, 1992 Reprint, 318 pages
Published 1992 by Bookmark, Inc.
(first published 1965)
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I first encountered Father de la Costa's readings back when I was eight years old, noticing it was another book on Rizal. To my surprise, it was an entire book on Philippine history that I was not able to grasp properly until my second year of undergraduate school when the selected passages were required for studying. These readings helped not only in passing a midterm exam, but helped broaden my knowledge and self-learned scholarship of Philippine history and changed my perception of Spanish ...more
Horacio de la Costa (May 9, 1916 – March 20, 1977) was the first Filipino Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines, and a recognized authority in Philippine and Asian culture and history. Ordained as a Jesuit priest at the age of 30, he became, at age 55, the first Filipino provincial superior of this religious order, the Society of Jesus. Father de le Costa was one of the ...moreMore about Horacio de la Costa, S.J....