Saga And Triumph: The Filipino Revolution Against Spain
|Author||O. D. Corpuz|
This book tells the story of the Filipino Revolution in its full compass. The emergence of the young nation, who's people identified Filipinas against the regiments and brigades of a European army-- the latter reenforced with 45,000 troops from Spain. The central revolutionary governments, ultimately organized in January 1899 as the first constitutional democratic republic in Asia.
This work is clearly a patriotic history and depicts the Filipinos of the Revolution as a worthy people whose constancy to their ideals lifted them over challenges and reverses. In his own words, Corpuz offers this work as a contribution to the enrichment of the Filipino's collective memory.
A prolific scholar, Corpuz was Secretary of the Department of Education and is Professor Emeritus of Economic History at the UP School of Economics. He was President of the UP from 1975-1979.
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