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From the back of the book..."First published in 1971, this collection of essays charts the changing nature of Manila and its inhabitants. National artists Carlos L. Quirino examines Manila from its early 11th century through the end of the Spanish rule rendering the past in witty and imaginative way. The book addresses such varied themes in religion, theater, war, food, ...more
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Published 2016 by Vibal Press
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Anson
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The perfect book to read if you want to learn more about the history of Manila. It comes as a close second to Nick Joaquin's Manila, My Manila. This book covers the history of the city right up till the time of the arrival of the Americans in 1898. Clear, informative and readable, I like how it also includes topics related to Manila's history such as the story behind some of the city's prominent families and hidden stories behind some of the city's streets and landmarks. I will definitely keep ...more
The Visual
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book. Well-detailed, comprehensive and easy to read. The illustrations helped a lot in visualizing Old Manila during the Spanish Colonial Period.

I've been using this as one of my resources for my blog posts about Philippine History and Culture.
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Carlos Felix Lozada Quirino (January 14, 1910 - May 20, 1999) was a Filipino biographer, historian and cultural administrator, has the distinction of having written one of the earliest biographies of Jose Rizal titled The Great Malayan. Quirino's books and articles span the whole gamut of Philippine history and culture--from Bonifacio's trial to Aguinaldo's biography, from Philippine cartography ...more
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